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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3872) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle 750mL; Nose of coffee and roastiness; clear deep brown with a medium tan head; flavor of coffee, cocoa, and nuttiness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Extremely sweet aroma with hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Pours a not-quite-black brown with small, white head. Really well developed coffee notes in the flavor. Nice bitter chocolate as well. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say this beer deserves a better rating than a 3.56.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2006
In the 750 mL bottle from Beertopia. This bottle was so full that there was dried beer around the top of the cork seal and no headspace. Also, there was no pressure under the cork when it was popped. However, my concerns were for naught as the beer poured a beautiful beige head atop a dark brown (not black) beer. The aroma seemed slightly sour, but also the smell of sorhgum. The falcor was delightful: sweet from dense molasses and sorhgum flavors and mildly chocolate. Has a clearly defined bitterness as evidenced by the residual drying bitter flavor in the terminal palate. This was not coffee-like, not was it roasted at all. This is what I want to taste in a true porter. Really nice and I think underrated here at 3.5!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, nuts and raisons. Flavor of sweet malt with notes of chocolate, coffee and nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10986) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Corked bottle from Whole Fodds, Sarasota, FL. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted nutty malt aroma. Medium body. Medium roasted balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer. Solid drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2006
750ml in a compact bottle bought at The St Albans Beer Festival in 2005 (bb. May ’08). Rocky, dense brownish head over a dark brown body. Dark malty aroma. Flavour is a blend of coffee, dark fruits and burnt malt. Delicate roasted bitter finish. Moderate palate and easy drinkability (sampled at a drinking party at CatweazleTroms 18.11.2006).

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle 0,75l. Dark brown coloured. A large tanned head. Sweet spicy aroma. Roasted flavour. Hints of coffee. A bit unvaried aftertaste. A roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3178) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Deep brown body, medium creamy buff head. Notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and even a touch of smoke characterize the aroma, with tangy notes. Rich chocolatey body, toasty and bready, with a classic chalky, dusty mouthfeel and light woody tones. Fairly light but rich and well-made.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2006
Smell of coffee and tobaco, some bitterness, taste of coffee, a little watery, red-brown with no head

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenmanalishi (483) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
Another great effort from Meantime. Pours mahongany/red, with a frothy, tan head. Roasted malts, nuts, chocolate flavour, similar aroma with hints of coffee.


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