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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


hogan873's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Clear deep-brown body with a very thin off-white head. Absolutely wonderful aroma of coffee, chocolate, and toffee. The palate is a bit weak, but very smooth. The flavor, although great, doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. Starts sweet with flavors of coffee and cream, chocolate, and toffee. There’s a slight bitter coffee finish. Nice brew!


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe [220115]
Very dark ruby, frothy beige head, some lacing
Aroma - Didn’t like this at all. Odd, awful earthy coffee. Some odd roasted nut in there.
Taste - Dark sweet malts, but that awful coffee roast just mucks it all up, some dark fruits, odd nutty roast, bit vegetal, no, this is yuck
Palate - Soft carb, medium thin body, fairly sweet. Finish a bit dry, getting a hint of espresso, but coffee is still poor
Overall - A few sips of this and it was thrown out. The coffee in here is absolutely terrible. In fact the beer is just awful. Worst coffee beer I’ve had. 90 on rateBeer here? ... more like 9 to my palate ... yuck

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (415) - - JAN 11, 2015
Enormous head - maybe a bit much. Flavor is strong coffee with hints of chocolate. Very smooth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peponi (493) - Krakow / Marburg(DE), POLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Aroma: roasted dark malts, milk chocolate, cherries, rum like notes, weak coffee notes. Appearance: clear copper color, thin beige head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs), roasted dark malts, cherries in chocolate, coffee, walnut, quite dry and balanced. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, smooth roasted finish. Overall: Excellent beer, well-balanced, intriguing combination of chocolate, cherries and coffee.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ronaldtheriot (1367) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Meantime Coffee Porter has a medium, beige head, a dark brown appearance, minimal lacing, and visible tan yeast chunks floating about. The aroma is of lime, turned or semi-rancid ale, and cheap, off-brand coffee. Taste is the same, with a unpleasant acidic bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slimy, and Meantime Coffee Porter finishes semi-dry and sour. RJT

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1030) - SPAIN - JAN 1, 2015
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color marron oscuro, casi negro. Sabor a cafe, malta tostada, muy ligeramente a chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (1030) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£1.85): Great stuff from Meantime here, a very nice coffee porter that was full of flavour from the start with a lots of coffee present throughout, you wouldn’t really expect anything else though given the name. The beer proved an easy one to finish with a nice touch of bitterness right at the end to see things out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1267) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 25, 2014
deep dark mahogany colour, moderate sized creamy brownish head; aroma of coffee, some vanilla, toffee and ash notes; taste of coffee...and coffee...and some coffee, too - not really complex porter

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1107) - 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 (2253) - 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 (384) - 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.


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