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

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RATINGS: 709   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lla911 (11) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Actually bought this in a 11.2 oz bottle at Gordon’s today. Coming in at 6.5% ABV. It poured out a perfect color for Porter Dark Dark brown but not Stout opaque and it had a thick light light brown head. Roasted Malt dominates the sweet aroma. A almost perfect smell for a porter. The palate isn’t as smooth as I expected, but the flavor is spot on. It starts with that sweet toasted malt flavor and just brings in the images of slow roasting some malt over an open fire. Ok, Time to enjoy the rest of this one without typing.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABT_S54 (256) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
750ml bottle served in a pint glass. Dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma is almost non-existent (although in fairness I had come from a DIPA). Mouthfeel is thin for a porter but ok and the flavours are sweet orientated with little bitterness (again I came from a DIPA). The main flavour I was able to pick out unfortunately was smoky bacon and no matter how I tried I was unable to get past it. This was a return to the beer as about 10 years ago before I was able to drink beer (they were all too bitter) I quite enjoyed this - along with Samichlaus. I think the reason has become evident as the sweetness and lack of bitterness in both beers is childlike and not well balanced but a good introduction to beer in general.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours a dark reddish brown with off white head. Aroma of malt. Flavor is smooth malt with a hint of coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1096) - SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2015
750ml Bottle from Whol Foods, Giffnock (£5.06):
This one was quite a nice beer and one that I’m actually glad came in the larger, 750ml bottle as it gave me extra time to fully appreciate the beer and enjoy it as it went down. The beer was a very easy on to drink thanks in no small part to the excellent balance of the beer but also because of the smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel and the touches of sweetness that appeared throughout. Definitely a beer that is well worth picking up if your lucky enough to stumble across it but it’s not a stand out Meantime offering, just a solid and highly drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alteregoo (238) - POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Piana spora, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, szybko jednak opada do kożuszka. Barwa ciemno brązowa, klarowna. Aromat z butelki mocno czekoladowy, likierowy. Po przelaniu traci na intensywności i czystości, dochodzi nuta karmelu, miodu, kawy zbożowej, a nawet niestety delikatna kanaliza. W smaku po pierwszym łyku wydaje się palone, lekko torfowe, następnie jednak na pierwszym planie znów karmel, mleczna czekolada i kawa espresso, dość słodkie, półpełne w odczuciu. Goryczka ziołowo-korzenno-alkoholowa, nieduża, ale dobrze balansująca karmel i toffie, które przez chwilę pozostają jeszcze w afterteasie razem z ciepłem dobrze skomponowanego alkoholu. Raczej dość przeciętny angielski porter, mocno karmelowy, deserowy, dość mulący na dłuższą metę. Brakuje tu chyba odważniejszego chmielenia lub więcej torfowości - w tej formie jest zbyt grzecznie, klasycznie, nijako...

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (730) - HUNGARY - APR 23, 2015
0.33l bottle. Dark ruby body, off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, tobacco, caramel and figs. Taste of sour cherry (I quite like the sourness), chocolate, coffee, smoke and a floral hop bite. Easy to drink. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a large lasting foamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit and chocolate. Taste is dry and roasty along with some yeast, coffee and a slightly hoppy and chocolatey finish. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (322) - Napa, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle: clear deep toffee brown with a very light head & poor lace. Very smokey malt nose. Certainly not a massive lift and while its smokey it’s not heavily roasted. Slightly sour nose. The palate is dry to off dry with a slightly sour note and medium bitterness. Very smokey malt again on the palate. Lacks complexity or saturation. Nice beer but not great. I like the sour edge the more I taste it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (222) - Padova, ITALY - MAR 30, 2015
ASPETTO: marrone scuro con riflessi granata, quasi impenetrabile, ma limpido. Schiuma marroncino chiarissimo, abbondante, fine e decisamente persistente. AROMA: complesso, ricco di vari sentori. All’inizio non è molto pronunciato, ma si avvertono chiaramente del panettone, della cenere, del caffè e una punta di cioccolato. Quando si riscalda si accentua maggiormente un marcato sentore di marzapane. GUSTO: in bocca si ripresentano i sentori avvertiti al naso, con altre sorprese. Sono soprattutto i sentori di marzapane, uvetta, cenere, cioccolato ad essere presenti, tutti però in maniera moderata e perfettamente in armonia tra loro. Il caffè emerge soprattutto nella parte finale del sorso e nel retrogusto, con un amaro molto piacevole che ripulisce la bocca e invita ad una nuova bevuta. Corpo leggero, carbonizzazione tra media e leggera. CONCLUSIONE: una birra che è insieme semplice e complessa: complessa perché sono presenti vari sentori, semplice perché nessuno di essi è veramente predominante, anzi, tutto è all’insegna dell’equilibrio. Questa birra è proprio all’insegna dell’equilibrio. Birra dall’elevata facilità di bevuta e al contempo deliziosa. Da non perdere.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
promontor (82) - HUNGARY - MAR 17, 2015
0.33l bottle from csakajósör. Nice beige head, aroma is mild, sweet dark chocolate, maybe a bit roasted. Taste is similar, with some sweet spicyness, perhaps vanilla. Perfect, mild carbonation, bittersweet aftertaste. Minimal hoppiness, just enough to balance things a bit.Typical British beer, well balanced, moderate, harmonic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobs_ols (347) - LATVIA - MAR 4, 2015
Black, strong beige head. Cocoa, vanilla, sherry on the nose. Very roasty, full-bodied, cocoa, coffee, vanilla. Balanced roasty bitterness and sweetness. Finishes chocolatey bitter. Very nice!


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