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


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Meantime Hospital Porter (called Naval College Old Porter in the US) is made in the same fashion. 24 months oak aging in used Bruichladdich Octomore barrels has lent a woody, intensely peaty smokiness to our ‘stock’ Porter, which we have blended with a younger beer. This latter adds vitality to the brew. Hospital Porter one beer that is best not over-chilled, and, like the original Porters, will mature with age. This beer has only been available on draught at the Old Brewery at the Old Royal Naval Hospital—until now. We have done our best to ensure that the beer would be recognizable to

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rubbishystuff (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2015
From WLVL. Not terribly pleased they are SAB Miller now but this was really good, minerally smooth, rich but easy drinking. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2424) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2015
I picked this bottle up more than two years ago but didn’t get a chance to drink it before moving overseas. Forgotten and lonely in my father-in-law’s cool, dark basement, it sat patently for me to return. I returned, found the bottle, and rejoiced. Then I promptly forgot about it again until I unpacked my beer box after moving into a new home. Very dark brown with a beige head. Full, syrupy body. This one is full of molasses, chocolate, dark malts, ripe fruit, medium wood, and a slight bitter chocolate finish. Very smooth with well a well balanced aroma and flavor profile. Highly enjoyable brew. (8% Naval College Old Porter)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3664) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
On tap at Bob’s Bar. Dark mud brown pour with thin light tan head and loose stick. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt. Tastes are earthy, tobacco, peaty wood, rye. Thin to medium palate. Chalky slightly tinny finish. Solid. 7.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Pours lightly hazy red-brown, with a thin, 1-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of roasted coffee mixed with some caramel. Body is medium and somewhat oily, with a light astringency to the finish. Flavor of buttery caramel or toffee beneath a char that gives it a coffee-like flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (2910) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours dark with medium tan head. Aroma is dark malts. No discernible peat presence. Smooth porter with very light chocolate and the faintest hint of coffee. Not amazing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Some strong toffee flavors. Actually real real smooth. Fire. Smells syrupy. Dark. Malty. Wahhabi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Draft. From notes. Navel college version. Roasty coffee, woody bourbon notes. Caramel and smokey. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (10000) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Draft. Dakr brown pour. It doesn’t surprisingly hit you over the head with any type of peat, it is there but subtle, I kind of like that, has some dark fruits and obvious chocolatey bread overtones, not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1654) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 11, 2015
Draught @ Taproom no307. Dark brown with small foamy beige head, faint coffee aroma, thin body, little coffee beans taste, low carbonation, disappointing sweetish finish. This is the third Meantime beer i’ve tried in a row and they are all sweet and sticky! What’s wrong with the Brits?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
7th February 2015
7.0% version, clearly intended for the US market. Thanks so much Meantime for allowing us a look in on the action, you are too kind! Clear deep amber - brown beer, tidy cream - tan colour head. Palate is smooth and a little crisp. Dry malts, trace of dark chocolate and very mild coffee. Light lactose. Little paper. Mild fruits before a light dry finish. Very bland, not even getting any peat. Poor show all round from Meantime.

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