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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
Greenwich, England

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RATINGS: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Avaailable on Keg and in 750ml bottles.
George Washington was a big fan of imported English Porter. By 1769 he'd lost his taste for British beers. After all, it was keeping the Redcoats fighting. Our Porter is based on a recipe from 1750. We bring you the original aromas and flavours of the beer that made London the world's brewing capital, flavours we know Washington would have loved. Time, care and attention have enabled us to produce a blend of beers bringing you the flavour of the 1750's. Share this beer with friends and enjoy with barbeques, fish or shellfish. The ruby colour & bottle conditioning are proof of its heritage and authenticity.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rm0312 (36) - Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2007
From the bottle - Poured a head that was light brown and the body a nice dark brown. Aroma was malty with coffee, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor was sweet from the chocolate and lightly bitter and hoppy. Very smooth. Great finish. Tried this at a beer tasting and purchased a bottle ($9 with Beer Club discount) right after the event. This was a very good porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2008 750 bottle from Sainsburys. Very dark brown/ruby colour with a generous, but diminishing, beige head. Heavily roasted malt aroma, with a fair ration of coffee. Solid bitter chocolate and burnt malt flavour. Some liquorice. Developing robust bitterness on the finish, with touches of chewy fruit. Fairly light mouthfeel, with plenty of hops in evidence. But lets not forget that this is not supposed to be a modern pseudo-stout rendition of the porter style but a recreation of an 18th century recipe. So a full mouthfeel is not to be expected, although perhaps the bite in the original would have come more from lactic sourness than the hoppy bitterness exhibited here. And Iím not sure the original would have had as much coffee and chocolate in evidence. I suspect some tweaking of the old recipe may taken place as this beer was primarily aimed at the US market. So, something of a hybrid, but an exceptionally delicious one. I thought this was a beautifully executed beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2007
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 great cabonation for a porter. roast toffee malt is the strongest taste, didnt really taste any chocolate like in a stout... very good [p.s. this was on of my first ratings... need to re-rate and maybe make a little bit more sense ;) ]

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle: Fruit, cocoa, and nut aroma; musty and fairly sweet initail flavor, somewhat burnt and roasty, bitter-chocolate and acidic finish; slightly watery and undercarbonated body, but this is not detracting, it makes it very drinkable; quite balanced. Yum.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2007
Pours dark amber with a thin, white head. Fair aroma of fruit and nuts. Rather malty. Thinnish-mouth feel with a nutty flavor quality. Rather akin to coffee and cola as well. Sweet aftertaste. Not bad!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2860) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
Sampled with stegosaurus. Pours a chestnut color with a off-white head. Aroma of chocolate malt and caramel. Flavor is very roasty yet balanced. A decent porter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Very attractive almost-black pour. The flavor was intensely roasted grains, burnt caramel, chocolate, and a very prominent smoke flavor in the finish...very nice! The mouthfeel was a tad thinner than I like, but OK. I enjoyed this one a great deal, and would definitely consider it to be repeatable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (1018) - USA - FEB 13, 2007
Dark, almost black with a large tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with a roasted, almost burnt smell. Taste Is same as the aroma with a slight hop flavor as well. Personally, I found the body a little thinner than I like in a porter. Otherwise, a good porter but not one of my personal favorites.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours dark with a large tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and hops. The flavor is mostly chocolate, traces of roast and hops in the finish. Good body, excellent brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2007
c/- Martin @ Twisted Hop. Black with red highlights, poured with a lively carbonation. Full mouth, oily but not resinous. Subtle hints of coffee choclate & treacle. Slight hop bitterness. A joy to drink and itís travelled well to get here in good shape this side of the world. Cheers Martin.


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