Beerenberger (1576) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
(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.
rubbishystuff (2068) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From WLVL. Not terribly pleased they are SAB Miller now but this was really good, minerally smooth, rich but easy drinking. Serving: Bottle
Capa (2354) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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)
DialSquare (3576) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
BillWyce (868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
minutemat (2740) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
mintzmeet (359) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some strong toffee flavors. Actually real real smooth. Fire. Smells syrupy. Dark. Malty. Wahhabi.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. From notes. Navel college version. Roasty coffee, woody bourbon notes. Caramel and smokey. Good.
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
trapped (1509) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 11, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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?
madmitch76 (18947) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.