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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Baltic Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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


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   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7121) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2012
750mL bottle. Poured clear garnety-brown with a short, dense yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, yet burnt chocolates, vanilla, and lightly-smoked black malt.. fairly generic dry roast around.. dark fruity warmth underneath as it warmed up. The flavor found dry, well-roasted black malt, licorice, and a hit of dark fruit at the core.. lightly bitter roast and smoky notes around.. finished dry, but with quite a lot of grainy residual sugars. Medium-bodied and filling on the palate.. flowed quite well.. this was tasty and very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
750 c&c from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown with a creamy/foamy 3 finger tan head. Aromas of treacle and coffee. Med body. Thins as carb leaves. There’s a dark fruit and treacle aspect, and a moderate smoke/peat over coffee. It’s finishing towards dry. But the treacle still persissts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (2837) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
Walnut colour with a lively off white head. Nutty, chocolate aroma very dry finish and lively carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6418) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours mahogany with a thick beige head and a strong treacle aroma. There is a smooth dark molasses flavor with a very dry finish. A nice blend.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 5, 2012
8 ounce sample on tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Super cocoa powder aroma with a light roastiness. A little underlying ash, too. Not much else. Pretty straight-forward. Slightly transparent dark mahogany body with a medium, fine, mocha-bubbly head and great lacing. Starts with some chocolate and cocoa before this becomes roasty with lots of coffee flavors later on. Finishes a little metallic. Has a little buttery diacetyl later that lingers on the tongue. No bueno.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Very dark brown pour, big brown head. Roasty aroma. Smoky skotchy roasty sweet flavor. Sharp mouthfeel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1618) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle at Fermentation. Deep brown pour with touches of amber on the edges and a creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate malts, roast, hints of acidity and lovely smoke. Rich, creamy fudge flavor with espresso and subtle smokiness. Fantastic body with light bitter finish. Damn tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2012
draft at Blue Monk, called Naval College. black pour. very chocolatety in aroma & flavor. Didn’t gather the aforementioned smokiness & woodiness. Medium mouthfeel. Very drinkable & flavorful. well done

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4321) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Tap at Brasserie V. Amber-brown, deep. Thick steady beige head. Sweet chocolate oak aroma. Smooth, sweet body, lots of smooth oak tones. Rich caramel, some coffee/brown chocolate, sweet maple syrup, toffee. Mellow and doughy on the palate, but the big ABV catches up with you. Unique and well done, a very different creature than most Porters. Fruity amber malt and ale yeast undertones.


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