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


on tap

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RATINGS: 893   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2006
Aroma of fresh coffee, toffee and tobacco. Dark brown colour with an ok head. Creamy and smooth. Roasty flavour of coffee. With a bitter finsish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39085) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 5, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours black with creamy and light brown head. Aroma is bitter coffee and vague notes of vanilla Taste is hardroasted coffee and some vanilla. Ends in a thick and oily mouthfeel with chocolate notes. Dominantly dry throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (33430) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
A pitch black beer with a slight reddish shine when held against a light source, witha dense brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of both coffee and chocolate - with the bitterness that both both bring. The flavor is sweet yet bitter - the bitterness coming from the coffee, which also lends notes of chocolate - dark bitter desert chocolate, more than coming from the hops and the dark roasted malt. But the flavor also has notes of roasted malt and rye bread. The bitterness makes the end dry, and the coffee notes lingers for a long time. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Bottled. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Good roasted aroma with lots of coffee and some sweetness. Roasted flavour of coffee with notes of vanilla. The body is a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Clear, dark brown - close to black - with a vague tint of orange. Has a small, creamy, beige head. Distinct aroma of coffee and ashes - or perhaps rather ashtray. Medium body with very, very burned malt accents, but again closer to ashes than to coffee. There’s an underlying tartness in there - probably from the malt. The bitterness in the finish is surprisingly discreet. Not completely pleasant. 280607

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled. Dark ruby red/black colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is roasted coffee beans. Flavour is roasted coffee beans with some slight acidic sour hints. In some kind of perverse way I like this very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2005
Bottled. Very dark brown, small head. Rich coffee aroma. Dryish, roasty and medium bodied with lots of coffee flavour. A straight forward beer in the same style as the Czech Dum Kávové.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21924) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2005
Couler is dark brown. Small brown head. Lots of coffee in the aroma. Flavour of coffee but also some vanilla tones. Nice coffee tones in the aftertaste also chocolate in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
16th February 2008
Although made with coffee it’s vanilla and chocolate that are immediately noticeable. Mellow coffee then makes itself known in the finish. Sumptuous and unique!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Black color, thin head. Clean aroma, American coffee (no malt nor anything else). Same for the taste. Not bad, but it’s not really a beer, seems more like a carbonated coffee.

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