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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Baltic Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
The aroma is very nice with toasted malt, coffee, wood, and chocolate. The appearance is light brown with a small tan head. The taste is like the aroma with a burnt finish. The palate is average. Overall an average beer at best.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (2917) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
This is an average beer with a nice combination of of dark malt and a bit of background coffee. Highly carbonated with a scrubbing flavor. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BoostIPA (1181) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Pours a viscous dark brown/black with an enormous tan head. Aromas of some dark fruit, some roast, slight hazelnut, oak. Taste is similar - stone fruits, peaty smokiness, wood. Slightly roasty but more mellow that an impy stout. Alcohol is completely hidden. Jesus, this beer is truly a world class Baltic porter. Very nicely done.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerenberger (1364) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
(Meantime Navel Collage Old Porter) Aroma of roasted malts, sweet meats, and a hint of smoke. Pours a deep blackish brown with no head or lacing. The taste is roasty with a strong peat smoke finish and aftertaste. Medium-full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall, a very smokey scotch-like porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
One of the best porters I’ve had in a while. Pours black with a creamy tan head. the aroma has some chocolate and coffee as does the flavor. Very well balanced with a velvety texture.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Very dark brown with a beige head. Smells like chocolate, scotch, and toffee. Peat is very apparent along with dark, roasted cocoa and vanilla. Finishes dry, complementing the roasted flavors and peat. The peat from the Bruichladdich barrels is almost overpowering on the first couple sips, but as your palate adjusts you notice how well it melds with the rest of the beer. Cellerable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Nearly black in color with an off-white head. Notes of dark fruit, coffee, roasted malt, licorice, and molasses. A moderate sweetness, some light smoke, and a bit of chocolate. The flavor is a little bland, but still good. Chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and coffee are the main flavors. More subtle molasses and licorice notes. Very faint smoke in the background.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1110) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2012
750ml bottle, labeled Naval College Old Porter. Pours a deep, dark brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is roasty, a little smokey. A little heavy on the palate with smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, scotch, smokey, a little boozy, roasted malt, With a light smokey finish. Interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1092) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Dark mahogany brown with a pillowy fading head. Smoking peaty whiskey nose and dark roasted malts and coffee. Noticeable iodine and sea air. Very reminiscent of the Ola Dubh line from Harvieston. Porter body isn’t watered down at all by the barrel treatment. Dark roast and caramel malt with very pleasant scotch characteristics. Gonna go get more while I can and try to cellar it if I can resist. Hope this makes it over here regularly. Good value.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BHeart (72) - - OCT 23, 2012
Dark. Incredible nose- smoky dark chocolate, roasted coffee...smoky! Rich, deep taste. Meanders through to a smoky finish, with notes of coffee, fig, chox. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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