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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 678   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenmanalishi (468) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Aimed originally at the American market, this and the IPA are becoming increasingly available in the UK. This is very much an American style beer. Tasty, pleasant, flavoursome, and quite clean. Itís a very enjoyable, slightly sweet, beer, that somehow lacks the grit, sweat, character and charm of the beers that make you gasp and swoon. Itís ticked all the right boxes, in all the right order. Itís in a sense, quite a commercially successful beer because it has managed to appeal to its target audience. Itís strong, without being too heady. Just strong enoiugh to give some body and weight, and to make the beer feel serious enough. Itís bitter, but not - thankfully - being too aggresive. Itís got dark chocolate and sweet coffee notes. Itís your American Porter by the numbers. It works. But itís boring. Everything is where it is supposed to be. It tastes familiar and dull. Itís all quite expected and tidy and neatly done. Itís amazingly dull for such a tasty beer. It has none of the unexpected oddities and delights of the great beers - none of the surprising twists and novel turns. It has no originallity or spark. It is a mechanical beer. Well made, yes. But in a very plastic way. Do I enjoy drinking it? O yes. Very much. Do I think this is a great beer? No. Will I buy it again? Probably. Though Iíd rather have the somewhat cheaper and more delightful cask version of Shepherd Neameís Porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2055) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 Dark brown color with a firm brown foam. Chocolate and coffee tones. Medium to light body with a bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Bottled and on draft at Falling Rock. I like porters, but I usually donít rave about porters. I love this beer, though. Great color, mouthfeel, aroma, and flavor. Probably what I would call too heavy to be true-to-style, but who cares? Chocolate. whole grain bread, a touch of sweetness, bitter like the carmelized juices on the outside of an herb-crusted rib roast. I only wish the brett-enhanced version would get here soon!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown colour, brown head. Aroma is raosted malts, alcohol, slight leather and smoked wood. Flavour is roasted malts, alcohol, hops and roasted coffee. Pleasant mix.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled. Dark brown, small but steady tan head. Smokey, roasted nose. Roasted, chocolaty flavor. Toasted aftertaste. Good balanced porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 2, 2006
brown body with a light brown head.light aroma of toffee,coffee,chocolate,and roasted malts.flavor is the same with a bit of a milky/sour aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3005) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
(Bottle) Pours dark red/brown. Aroma of chocolate and light roasted malt. Milk-ish nose with notes of coffee. Milk and dark chocolate in flavour with some alcohol. Harsh, roasted,coffee bitter aftertaste with hints of grapefruit/citrus hops. No taste that lingers. Medium, malty boby.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Another nice brew from meantime. Aroma is that of malts and semi sweet chocolate. Flavor is very much the same. This is a good porter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Pours dark brown, almost looks like a brown ale rather than a porter. Aroma of caramel and coffee, but rather faint. Taste is about the same, again faint. Palate is thin. Iíd say they took a good porter and watered it down. The IPA was much better.


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