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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 684   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Pours a transparent dark amber brown with a thin lightly-lacing tan head. Not very dark for a porter. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel and milk chocolate with a touch of green English hops. Starts with a nice sweet dark caramel malty body with good viscosity and a smooth lightly bittersweet finish with some lingering chocolate chip cookie dough flavor. Very nice and drinkable, just not as roasty and dark as I’d expected.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Mild roasted malt aroma. The flavor of the roasted malt stands out more than the aroma and picks up a bit of smoke also.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Well, quite good - at the end of the bottle. The pop was subdued on the cork so I was worried, and indeed the beginning of the bottle was a bit watery, frothy-headed, and there was a little bit of cardboardy oxidation. Smoke, earth and the slight nut of a brown was mixed with a good heaping of London Chocolate stylings. Seemed to be unfiltered, and there was a softness with the slight yeast pour that made it all come together well. Not great, but good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2005
A large dissapointment after enjoying their IPA. The body was dark amber with a light tan head. The aroma was roasted toffee, iced tea and some chocolate. The taste was tart with apples and caramel. There was also some green gooseberries. A strange porter. some lightly sour taste, possibly an infection.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2012 Bottled. A slightly muddy very dark brown coloured porter which has a slight tan head. The aroma is fairly sweet with caramel notes. There is also a smoky coal character. The taste is a litle oily with slight roasted malt character and a smoky fishy character. A long, reasonably complex finish with a little chocolate late on. Score 3.6
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Score unaltered

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2005
Slight hazy dark brown beer with a warm orange glow and with nice yellow-beige froth. Aroma is slight burned, has hints of tar, coffee, toffee, caramel and refreshing hops. Taste is medium dry but has quit a full taste. It has hints of chalk, burned caramel, dry toffee, cookies and herby pancakes. This beer end with a well hidden soft minty afthertaste. Thanks Kook for sending me this nice Porter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2007 Pretty good porter. Pours brown and opaque. Small tan head rims the glass. Aroma of caramel, fuggles hops, and toffee. Flavor is sweet with a slightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Brown Coloring with Sandy Head. Smoked Coffee Roast and Bittersweet Malt Throughout. Solid Body. This Porter Has Very Nice Flavors and Lots of Presence and Has What You Would Standardize in a Porter but Perhaps Not Something You Would Drink Often or Alot of. The Same Way I Feel About Anchor Porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7983) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2005
Dark , near-black beer; very fluffy brownish head. Pure liquorice and coffee, moccha with the yeast poured. Liquorice taste, thinned coffee, Café Liégeois , bitter chocolate and in the finish, a bit of smokiness and dark grains. Very well bodied, but nearly no slickness. Good porter, with enough sweetness covered under the coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Pours dark with a minimal head.Has a nose of roasted malts and chocolate.Tastes of coffee and chocolate with some smoke flavor on top.


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