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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Baltic Porter
Greenwich, England

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14772) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Draft at Coleman’s pub in Charleston, South Carolina, holy cow, great surprise. Dark maroon color, small beige head. Nice roasty aroma with coffee grounds and bitter cicia. Taste is plums and figs dipped in espresso. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12362) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12039) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10301) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of earthy peat smoke, cocoa, dark bread (danish rye?), clove, tobacco, toasted nuts, old coffee and wood. Complex. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Bottled 25/12/13. A black beer with a whitish head and lace. Islay smokiness in the nose but it’s quite thin. Good smoke and burnt roasty malts in the mouth. Doesn’t drink its strength. The Islay works nicely for me. Wouldn’t have thought this was in the barrel for two years.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7995) - 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...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7896) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Naval College Porter. On tap. Pours with a clear brown hued body with a small tan head. Aromas are of massive tobacco, brown malt, earthy, roasty, brown sugar, chocolate, nuts, and light esters. Flavors are roasty, sweet, woody, smokey, earthy, nutty, leather, tobacco and damp leaves. Medium carbonation, nutty, roasty and dry. Feels slightly disjointed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7617) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2012
On tap at Bangers & Lace. Pours black with a yellowish brown head that dissipates to to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has notes of dark grains with a bit of roast and oak with a hint of backing peat. Flavor is creamy up front with roasted malts that are joined by a nice light peat note in the finish.


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