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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Avaialable in 330ml bottles only. Cold fermented and lagered.
May be known as Coffee Porter.
Our first formulation of this beer was the first UK brewed beer to carry the Fairtrade logo, and although we have reformulated it to create an even better blend better the malt and roast coffee flavours and can no longer get enough coffee in each bottle to qualify for Fairtrade status, we are still using the same Faitrade Araba Bourbon beans from Rwanda’s Abuhuzamugambi Co-operative. At the Meantime Brewing Co we love flavour, so it wasn’t exactly difficult for us to see how the scents and aromas of coffee and barley would create a perfect match like just like mint and lamb, toffee and banana, peaches and cream, peanut butter and jam. Serve lightly chilled with as many chocolate truffles as your conscience allows.


Maklean's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maklean (50) - Ontario, - APR 7, 2013
Pours dark ruby with an average creamy head that diminishes with no head. Light hops aroma are overpowered by heavy roasted coffee. Slick mouthfeel doesnt compensate for the strong astringency, but overall a good one-time beer.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1076) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bold, dark, & beautiful! It pours nearly black w/ a big foamy head that slowly fizzles into a lot of lacing. The aroma is dominated by the coffee w/ a hint of dark chocolate. The taste is similar w/ the chocolate notes upfront followed by some roasted bitterness from the coffee in the finish. The mouthfeel is quite nice for everything that’s going on here. Lovely porter!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (2170) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Aroma plain roasted, light plum. Single-dimensional. Clear dark ruby-brown colour. Good head. Taste is spent coffee, roasted, slightly harsh, no astringency though. Average tasting to me. Overall a good beer though.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (350) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 16, 2014
330 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Dark brown color with a thin brown head. Aromas of coffee and roasted. Taste is similar. Light body with medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a translucent dark brown with an off white head. Nice aroma with a strong malt flavor with a sweet aftertaste, very smooth mouthfeel. Nice English beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtdewa1 (350) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Aroma is coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is same. Simple and smooth. Not great but not bad. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 10, 2014
dark brown, almost black color, filtered, brownish head. smells fresh, grassy, coffee of course but also spices, like chili. light to medium body, fizzy on the tongue, tastes of coffee and chocolate, good malt bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (271) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Looks exactly the same as the chocolate porter. Coffee in the aroma, also dark chocolate. Nice dry and bitter coffee taste. I like it a bit better than the chocolate version.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2014
bottle. very good. porter with a very fresh scent of coffee with long dry palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2014
10/16/2010. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with sweet coffee notes. Malty and fruity with chocolate and coffee flavors. Mellow carbonation. Well made.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (3553) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
Schöner süßliche Porter-Geruch, dunkle Schokolade. Der Antrunk ist süffig-dickflüssig. Schöne cremige Schoko-Note. Im Hauptteil vollmundig, dunkel Schokolade mit einem Haus Espresso. Schön samtig-cremig. Der Nachgeschmack ist schön röstmalzig-angenehm, süßlich-trocken und rund abgewogen. Die tollen Schoko-Espresso-Noten halten sich schön lange auf der Zunge.
Tolles Bier, bei dem aber von dem Kaffee nicht zu viel zu spüren ist. 15/12/14/15


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