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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 673   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 22, 2010
bread, chocolate, coffee, toast, roasty, leather, smoke, woody, brown, frothy, creamy, lively, long finish, full body, effervescent, toffee, smooth

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Perceptron (32) - USA - SEP 29, 2005
Porter as an actual style! This beer pours a dark brown, with ruby hilights. The aroma is brown malt - brown malt! Now that’s a blast from the past. Was this malt kilned the "old fasioned" porter way and not in a barrel roaster? It would certainly seem that way. The flavor is a little sweet, elegantly balanced toasted malt with some wood smoke in the finish. A great porter designed for drinking in quantities! Too bad it costs $9.00 for a 750ml bottle!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Mmmm. Your usual blend of roasted malts, leaving a coffee, chocolate sweetness, but a touch of smoke finishes the experience nicely.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (3765) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2011
Good chocolate base while not overly sweet. A very well balanced porter, if this is what porters tasted like way back when, then I say more porters need to be made like this on a large scale again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Barrabass (31) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
Beige, Lacing diminishing head. Dark brown almost black colour. Smells old furnitures and bacon. Taste smokey and dark chocolate. Notes of cofee and a nice warming alcohol feeling.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Pours a deep mahogany w/ a medium sized, spattered, creamy froth. Reduces at a moderte pace to reveal a beautifully laced brew. Aroma is malty. Full nectar w/ soft residual effers creating a creamy texture. Very nice indeed. Moderately roasted w/ a full malty backbone. Roasted coffee bean, bakers cocoa, brown sugar, mild caramel. Slight nuances of black cherry and brownies. Finish is perfctly bittered and long on flavor. Nice balance. Overall: drinks like an Imperial style with it’s generous nature but w/o all the extra alcohol. Connoisseurs choice. Highly recommended.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2007
This beer pours a dark brown really pretty much black with a large tan head! Wow this thing has a wonderful smell! Roasted toffees, coffee, and chocolate! the taste is just as good as the aromas! Very dry and roasty. This is one WELL crafted beer! Cheers!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kra303 (8) - Carbondale, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2010 does not count
A classic "London Porter". Poured a reddish-brown, clear. The nose explodes with roasted malts, toasted nuts, chocolate, caramel with a soft smokiness. The palate is richly flavored yet clean and light. Not dense, thick and syrupy. This is truly a standout for me, you must try this beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (780) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013 If anyone wants to know the perfect model for a London Porter, this is it. Meantime London Porter is the role model, or at least it should be the ultimate one. It pours dark ruby, almost black, with a creamy head, not too pungent in aromas, but just the pleasantness of roast malts and chocolates. The flavour is prefectly rounded, mellow, with chocolates and malts, some charred, some smoked, but never too much, neither the coffees. Medium bodied, it is smooth and creamy. Finish is a nice balance between sweet and a touch of bitter, that yells at your craving centre for more and more. I’d find it hard to believe that in 1750 they made beer as good as this. But if they did, no wonder the redcoats were distracted with something a lot more pleasant than shooting colonials.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
netvare (37) - FINLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Nicely carbonated porter with a soft classical taste. Unfortunately the 0.75 bottle is still too small for it.


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