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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 814   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle with an English pint glass, at 44 degrees F. This just sounded too good, it was described to me as a REAL COFFEE flavored porter. Meaning, you can tell it’s coffee and not chocolate that smells somewhat like coffee. So I bought one. Pours a deep dark brown leaning towards red. A beautiful light mocha colored, frothy head which leaves beautiful lacing. The aroma... I am thinking I’m in a really yuppie coffee bar. Unsweetened Chocolate, REAL Coffee (yes you can tell!), and hints of vanilla, mint and malts. This is one of those aromas that says... "DRINK ME NOW! I REALLY TASTE GOOD". The first sip was excellent. Pure Coffee, and Chocolate, with the malts, and a slight alcohol. There were also hints of vanilla and to a lesser degree mint as well. The feeling was not thick, not thin, but just right. The lingering coffee and chocolate along with the warming from the alcohol are perfectly blended. The finish is a bit dry, leaving you wanting another sip. Next time I am craving a Mocha Frappacino, I am stopping at the liquor store instead! DEFINITELY a stock item in my beer cellar!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3130) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 24, 2012
cheese, earthy, leather, chocolate, coffee, bread, caramel, vanilla, licorice, smoke, skunky, leather, black, brown foam, rocky head, hazy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (1518) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2010
The bottle it comes is is very funky, like a olive oil bottle or something. Holds less beer than a typical bottle, unfortunately. Tastes awesome though, really nothing holding it back at all.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
johnhulk (7) - marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2012 does not count
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2200) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2010
big coffee, rum, prune and red wine flavor that is burnt with hit of acid. acrid brew that begs for a cigarette (and is not going to get it). foamy, fothy and full of really good coffee flavor. i suppose i am disqualified because i probably enjoy coffee more than beer. yet still smooth and... just sweet slick and a touch creamy... this shit could be crack to a lot of of people.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldgrowler (14) - USA - FEB 24, 2011
This is the best of the coffee-styles I’ve tried. The only points I’d take away is for the sour aftertaste after a while. Otherwise roasty and pure, with unique smokiness in aroma as well as taste. Uniquely also, not malty, but dry and bright finish. Very pleasant, very satisfying

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thevulcan (16) - ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2005
I adored this beer...I was quite dubious when I bought it, worried that it wouldnt live up to the expectation of two of my biggest passions fused together, however it was a most enjoyable beer, right from opening the bottle and the amazing aroma of fresh coffee, to the last drip. Definatly worth a try!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
eaglefan538 (2857) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Short bottle, 330ml? Pour was a light brown color, not a lot of cloudiness, lighter looking than I anticipated, head was small, lacing not impressive. Aroma was nice coffee over slight toffee, a touch of bitter astringency suspected. Yet, the flavor bursted through smoothly, gently, nicely, and improved until the very last sip, a wonderfully flavored porter, so inviting for the warmer evening I consumed this on in the Fall, not thick and heavy coffee imperial stout like, just smooth, moderately bodied, lactic coffee flavors, silky mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation to stimulate the taste buds, a light grass hop zip (ever so slight) to keep this thing almost refreshing.... well, as refreshing as a nice cup of coffee could be anyway. Chocolate, very light roast, and toasted nuts support the main coffee flavors. Superb!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
12 oz bottle, via sk8viking. Pitch black pour with a tight creamy dark brown head. Great retention and the head just clings to the glass beautifully. Aroma is espresso roast coffee with coffee, coffee, and more coffee. OK, so there’s a little more to it than that, but you get the idea. A little dry yeastiness, some burnt malt, and a hint of smoke as well. The flavor is a little more complex, but again, lots of coffee. Chocolate and black patant malt, lots of roast, and a hint of yeast on the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly light bodied with nice fine bubbled carbonation. The tail end of the finish is somewhat oily. This beer is awesome! The best pure coffee beer ever. I love that this is not an Imperial stout or a Porter with some coffee, but a beer focused squarely on coffee. If you really love coffee, get ahold of a bottle of this.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
Strong coffee taste and smell, dark brown, long medium bitterness, oily/cremy texture, slightly too much carbonation. Some spirity taste.


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