Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Porter
Greenwich, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkover (1532) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12725) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9996) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2006
750ml in a compact bottle bought at The St Albans Beer Festival in 2005 (bb. May í08). 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).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (5563) - TromsÝ, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - 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.

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenmanalishi (517) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SilkTork (5467) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2909) - 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.

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