Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Porter
Greenwich, England


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RATINGS: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

cooplander's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
dark brown color, aroma of fresh coffee, toffee, nuts, same flavors, toast, grain, roasted malts, chocolate, heavy of the coffee but not to much, solid porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Biroholik (226) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Kolor : Cudowny wiśniowo-rubinowy. Piwo jest klarowne.
Piana: Fantastyczna! Beżowa, bujna, wysoka. Struktura piany głównie drobno pęcherzykowa, gdzieniegdzie pęka tworząc średnie i duże dziury.
Zapach: Ciemne owoce, kawa, czerwone wiśnie, czereśnie. Jest też słodki karmel i toffi. Kolejnym w wyczuwalnych aromatów jest aromat zbożowy w postaci palonego słodu.
Smak: W smaku spodziewałem się dominacji kawy w każdym aspekcie-w końcu jak sama nazwa wskazuje - Coffee Porter. Tutaj spotkało mnie miłe zaskoczenie. Kawa była ale daleko na końcu. W smaku pojawiła się bardzo smaczna nuta wiśniowa. Wiśnia ta mieszała się przyjemnie z mleczną czekoladą jak w słynnych czekoladkach z nadzieniem wiśniowym. Prócz tego były czereśnie i maliny. Goryczka raczej niska. Minimalnie kwaskowe.
Wysycenie: Średnie. Po nalaniu masa drobnym bąbelków na dnie szkła.
Smaczne piwo! Bardzo pasowała mi tutaj na wiśnia w czekoladzie! Mniam! Aromat i smak czerwonych owoców a na finiszu kawowa goryczka. Dobór składników - perfekcyjny. Bardzo dobre piwo i wysoce pijalne.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (5969) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Bought at the brewery, had at home.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Dominated by coffee, some chocolate manages to find its way through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uhhmeister (19) - - FEB 1, 2016
Piękna Meantime’owa butelka, 330ml. W aromacie ziarna kawy, kakao, trochę wanilii, panuję pewna słodycz. W smaku przyjemna słodka kawa, trochę czekolady, łatwo pijalne i nieco wodniste. Dużo lepsze od swojego czekoladowego brata, przy czym nie urywa dupy, niemniej nie żałuję zakupu (cena ok. 12zł)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (574) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a large, frothy, short lived, beige head that laces. Strong aroma of coffee with ash tray, roasted malt and a hint of vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a dry, bitter coffee finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fdomig (655) - München, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2016
330ml bottle at home, Munich. Courtesy of Claudi. Aroma is spicy herbs, dark chocolate, coffee, toffee. Appearance is almost clear brown with a one finger thick brown-is head. Taste is light to medium bitter, light sweet. A dark chocolate like mouthfeel, slightly dry. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephenco (43) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - JAN 11, 2016
330ml bottle from HK Brewcraft. Pours dark brown with medium khaki head. Strong coffee aroma and taste, but with kikkoman soy sauce notes. Short finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (2987) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2016
33cl shmancy botte, Maruhn XII2015. - Thinnish, fizzy pour. Smells more like hazelnut-vanilla spread than granulate instant coffee. Both elements factor in taste, vying for subdominance in a thin and less than satisfying mouthfeel coated by residual caramels, giving it a distinctly macrobrewed aftertaste. Missing some body and depth of flavour here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strangehorse (70) - - DEC 30, 2015
Very impressed with the coffee aroma and flavours of this porter. Much better than the normal quality of porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Autonetics1969 (10) - - DEC 28, 2015
Coffee and roasted barely notes dark pour with garnet tint.little tight head lean not a big mouthfeel typical for a good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3342) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark mahogany color, tan one-finger head, hanging strands of lace. Aroma of toasted malt and coffee. Taste is full-bodied toasted malt with black coffee and semi-sweet chocolate that stay around all the way to a moderately hopped finish. Yes, the recommendation to have this with (raspberry) truffles is a good one - I tried it, and the match was spot-on. A big, but not at all heavy, brew. Recommended.

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