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


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RATINGS: 872   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.

johnhulk's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
johnhulk (7) - marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
If I only had one choice to choose from for my cigar, without a doubt I would go with a Meantime. Amazing complexity combined with strong notes of coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1937) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2015
Cervesa amb un aroma impresionant a cafè, en boca segueix però amb menys intensitat, es troba a faltar una mica de cos. Cerveza con un aroma impresionante a café, en boca sigue pero con menos intensidad, se hecha de menos un poco de cuerpo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rami_pl (798) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Rownolegle pite butelki Meantime Chocolate Porter i Coffee Porter. Z wygladu oba piwa podobne - ciemne (choc daleko od czarnych - bursztynoiwe przeblyski ewidentne), przejrzyste (choc to malo widac) z dosc szybko redukujaca sie piana (w wersji coffee nieco wyzsza). Aromaty w obu w tle podobne - czyli karmel, palonosc lekka, w wersji czekoladowej... hmmm... aromat chemiczny jakis faktycznie czekoladopodobny zas w wersji coffee cos na ksztalt kakao. W smaku zwlaszcza wersja czekoladowa jawi sie jak piwo smakowe, zdominowane sztuczna, niefajna czekolada. Wersja kawowa wypada duzo lepiej, smakuje jak porter a nie jak piwo smakowe, choc bardziej powiedzialbym, ze okolice kakao niz kawy daja sie wyczuc. ale kawa tez jest. Oba piwa mocno slodkie, bez jakiegos zrownowazenia, w obu dosc mocno wyczuwalny karmel. Oba stosunkowo wodniste, malo ciala. Oba srednio+ a jak na styl to wrecz mocno wysycone. oba z niska (hmmm... praktycznie bez) goryczka. Wersja kawowa: akceptowalnie w calosci, wersja czekoladowa w calosci nieakceptowalnie ;) czyli powiedzmy 3.0 i 2.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larslan (6) - Izmir, TURKEY - OCT 30, 2015 does not count
Roasty taste of coffee. Mild bitterness. Color is just as a porter. Can be a good couple with bitter chocolate as final drink in the afternoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5076) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
330ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of tan head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by coffee with roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a light chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid porter, fairly well balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1164) - LATVIA - OCT 9, 2015
Dark brown with medium beige head. Nice coffee aroma. Taste rich of coffee, starting with remarkable sour touch, balanced by some vanilla sweet, finishing with mild hoppy bitterness. Slight bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (2551) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2015
Donkerbruin met beige kraag, aroma van koffie chocolade en mouten. Aardig bittertje in de smaak, matig zoet, koffie, choco, med body, aardig verder niet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
It has beautiful foam and a pleasant aroma of freshly brewed coffee. The taste is evident coffee, but the good rich black where the bitterness just marked without being astringency. In the background you will find little English licorice, while both malt and hops notes are tucked out of the way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
asbe (18) - TURKEY - AUG 10, 2015
33cc bottle pours to pint glass with mostly coffee, dark malt, fruit ( especially cherry and berries), and maybe a bit almond. Medium body and soft carbonation. the head was quite flat..it would be a great dinner company

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
EkinTelli (60) - TURKEY - JUL 25, 2015
Has nice coffe taste and good bitterness but palate is very very bad but aroma is awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simongladding (10) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2015 Lovely coffee aroma with a bit of chocolate. Dark brown in glass. Pleasing coffee & malt flavour, astringency on dark malt in a good way for style. Bitter finish from malt/hops/coffee

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