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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 676   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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 5, 2006
750 ml corked & caged bottle from Steve’s (Mineral Point Road) in Madison, WI (Dec 2005). Cellar temperature, Samuel Smith pint glass. Despite a total lack of sound when I removed the cork, there is carbonation evident in the pour, with a gout of foamy, moderately long-lasting tan head atop a murky brown-black body....at first the aroma was really indistinct, a bit soapy and anise-scented, but some light chocolate tones do develop, but overriding it all is unfortunately slippery detergent....thankfully there is improvement on the tongue, chocolaty-roasty character sweetens but remains a bit acidic and robust....the body is on the thin side for a porter I think, and the milkiness while not unpleasant doesn’t have much to work with....a warmed-up watery milkshake with just a touch of boiled coffee grounds added. Overall, it doesn’t add up to much and is a big disappointment, given the expensive fancy bottle and all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (531) - Naples, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2006
This bottle was provided by, and shared with thedm and hotsuff. A bron bidy with a big light brown head. The aroma had some cocoa hints as well as some woodiness with molasses and caramel. The taste was a bit watery and had some cocoa and caramel. Nothing outstanding but not revolting either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
I was pleasantly surprised with this beer, but for the price point I doubt I’ll buy it regularly. A marked porter tang and a creamy body that is a touch too light. A hint of cocoa and definitely chocolate milk. Cream sweetness and roast in the middle with some nuttiness. Weak coffee throughout. Very nice!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4742) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of beeryum via trade. Big roasted grain aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Pours a somewhat transparent mohogany with a small off-white head. Looks nice, but not at all like a porter. Initial roasted grain fades to a burnt grain and nutty middle. Finishes with a sweet chocolate and light coffee flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
This pours a dark mahogany. The aroma is a bit woody with a slight bit of coffee. The body is a little on the thin side, but this is not bad either. Doesn’t quite live up to the beautiful bottle it comes in, though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2078) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2006
not as dark as i had anticipated, and at first i thought it was flat. cork didnt even pop off. malty and roasted up front, slightly hoppy in the end. tan head. not bad. easy to drink, and not bad at all. good beer, dunno if its the best porter out there, and for the money im pretty sure it isnt. still - its worth drinking.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Deep copper highlights on a mahogany base with a creamy head and nice lace. Aromas are a tad musty yet richly malted with caramel and chocolate. Great all-malt flavor is sweet & chocolaty with possible lactose bringing it across like a milkshake. Silky-smooth to boot with a body that is nearly "full". First class.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Corked bottle, 75cl
Dark color; creamy head. Subtle aroma, roasted malt. Better taste, balanced, medium body/malt, good rosted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Nice surprise. Matt at the beverage depot showed me this, Had I had it? Well. no! Pour was a dark brown with red highlights. Nose was malty with soem unexpected fruit in there. Very nice and different from your typical porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2006
Dark copper color, untypically light considering the style. Jammy fruits in the nose, with hints of plums and berries, not your typical chocolate, coffee porter aromas. Caramel flavors abound, with a variety of fruits. Nice flavor, with a mild body.


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