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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Baltic Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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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3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beerenberger (1513) - 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.


3.2
   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

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leini (887) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Sample at a local tasting event. Thin redbrown body with a low head. Malt, band aid, wood and sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - 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."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (469) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Light smoke, rich malty sweetness with chocolaty, roasty, stout-like flavors. Medium bodied but sticky and lingering, with some toffee and caramel in the finish. I often find Baltic porters to be harsh on the palate, but here the craftsmanship and oak-aging has produced a very smooth & drinkable brew. A great beer that improves as it warms to room temperature.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3308) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
Dark red-brown colour. Aroma of sticking plasters, wood and a hint of whiskey. Flavour has a vinous, fruity tartness and also some wood.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5295) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Dark color, short head. Aroma of huge peat, tar, medicine, iodine, bit roasted malts. Medium bitter with a sour twist most likely from the peated whisky. Bit thin in taste. I’m not a fan of peated stuff and this one is a bit too one-dimensional in the peat. Not my beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4772) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle at the March 2014 De Molen monthly tasting. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is medicinal, band aid, peat, alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter light sour with a rich fruit liqourice malt palate Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Quite a shock initially, but it rapidly grew on me. I’d love to drink more and hopefully I will.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3906) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
Handwritten Bottle pre labeling from the brewer. Thanks Meantime brewer and PP @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is huge huge iodine, peat, smoke, chocolate, roast etc. Flavour is huge smokey, iodine, sourish roast notes, caramel etc. You’ve gotta like smokey iodine but if you do it great. Could have a bit more body to back up the huge flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5566) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting. thin white head. Clear deep amber pour. Peaty aroma and peaty taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3523) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle at monthly 2nd Tuesday tasting at De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Brown pour. Aroma has loads of peat, iodine and... Hospital. Flavor is quite spicy, slightly sour, Islay whisky and a hint of sweetness in the finish. Thin body.


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