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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe, under its US name. 7.0%. Pours dark ruby brown, thick cream head. Aromas of iodine, liquorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is more chocolate, light whisky, woody finish, and a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Taster at Jungle Jim’s Barrel-Aged Beer Bash 2015. From a bottle. Mostly clear brown slight red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Few bits of lace. Dark fruit, some chocolate in the nose. A lot of earthiness in the flavor, as well as a bit of an interesting scotch character. Some good cocoa nib. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet, light dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Kind of crisp, lighter carbonation, mild chewiness. A very solid english barrel-aged porter. Good complexity. I prefer the American way of doing it though, as I usually do...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Naval College version. From notes. Tasted in December 2012 from a capped 750mL bottle. Pours dark cola brown with an average tan head that leaves average lace. The nose is roasted, nutty dark coffee, some smoke, and dry molasses. The flavor is very dry and roasted with the same nutty coffee, touch of smoke, and molasses. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long roasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJestersBeer (2291) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
330ml bottle, as Naval College Old Porter. Pours a dark mahogany, with a thin brown head. Roasted, oaky, quite smoky aroma, caramel, iodine, chocolate, coffee, licorice. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Roasted, woody taste, smoke, peat, licorice, iodine, coffee beans, vanilla. Surprisingly lean for an 8% porter. A bit more body would indeed have supported the wood flavours better. Not bad, but no Hallelujah moment. (2014-12-30)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1733) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Bottled. A kinda grimy beer... a bit incoherent . 8.% so good boost . It’s a pretty earthy ,muddy kinda beer ,either dirty hops or malt. It’s not got roasted notes or chocolate I’d expect in a Baltic Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MWMBeerguy (186) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Heavy toffee aroma with a little roast. Smooth and buttery mouthfeel. Very tasty. ............... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
75cl bottle from M&S. Poured a very dark brown, with a large, beige head. Aroma of rich, dark malt, oak, molasses and spice. Good mouth feel. Big roast malt flavour, with dates, spice and cocoa. Dark chocolate in the finish, with coffee and burnt malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
marstonstudio (1) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
Smooth porter with a pleasant taste, but it has no bite to it. Not bad, but not memorable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Sample at a local tasting event. Thin redbrown body with a low head. Malt, band aid, wood and sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7873) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"A pretty solid beer, though not a standout in the baltic porter class. roast and anise are the two key aromas and flavors here. Medium bodied and a touch alcoholic, though not overly so. Lasting dry cocoa fruity aftertaste."

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