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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
Greenwich, England

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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


Jimthechap's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1842) - Christchurch, - JAN 19, 2007
Hugely enjoyable, sexy to drink and everything a good London Porter should be. I am in love with this beer and am grateful that I got the chance to try it on the other side of the world.. The brewer is a hard case too.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2735) - BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2015
This porter attempts to recreate the authentic, historical version of the style, the grandfather of all stouts and the first industrialized beer style in history. Very curious about this. Pours a very dark burgundy colour, transparent and clear at first but hazy with deposit, ruby hue, under a persistently lacing, stable, pale yellowish beige, dense head. Aroma of caramel candy, raisins, dried pipe tobacco, molasses, dry sherry, leather, unmistakable hint of liquorice, cookie dough, sweet red wine, crème au beurre, sour cream, cellar dust, smoked cheese, horse sweat (’animalistic’ farmyard, I’m strongly beginning to suspect Brettanomyces at work here), perhaps some brown sugar, earth, suggestions of peated whisky, baked banana and bitter chocolate, very faint hint of cough syrup. Pointy taste, more vivid than expected based on the aroma, with an onset of dried plums, walnuts and blackcurrant, soft carbonation, something umami-like, oily and smooth mouthfeel, dark maltiness with nutty, caramelly and bitter chocolatey characteristics as well as clear wheat sourishness, increasing roasted bitterness in the end but staying subdued and not becoming coffee-like as in a stout, sublty smoky accent (smoked meat) in the end, spicy, herbal and leafy hops in the finish, forming another layer of complexity on top of the lingering toastedly bitterish and caramelly sweetish malts; in all, the finish is bitter, with a long, deep, earthy and leafy hop bitterness; retronasally, a very faint medicinal hint of cough candy seems to get through but a clear, though unadvertized, Brettanomyces effect makes the day, as would indeed have been the case in a 19th-century porter, considering the countless historical resources testifying Brettanomyces clausenii being present in the porters of the day. This is unlike any other porter I had before, it almost feels like a historical beer, but obviously I am unable to judge to which extent this approaches the actual historical porter of the 18th and 19th centuries; if this comes anything close, however, I can easily imagine why it was such a huge success. This is a multi-layered, flawless, interesting beer indeed, which has benefited from having been cellared for a few years. Recommended for those after understanding the porter style - which is hard to distinguish from stouts nowadays in many cases. I’d say this is the perfect introduction to this style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (365) - - FEB 14, 2015
Full bodied with a good amount of roasted notes balanced with a slight sweetness & a smooth palate. Plenty of chocolate notes. Rated by BrewTom

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leini (1063) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
Sample at a local tasting event. Dark body with a low head. Chocolate, nuts, earthy notes, dark fruit. Pretty straight forward.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvaCandido (15) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 14, 2015
Good creamy and white foam, delicate aroma of Caramel, coffee, more intense toast profile. Balance in bitterness. No hop aroma

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mighty_meadow (286) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from M&S. Bit thin but lots of flavour. Quite bitter. Chocolate, coffee and tobacco. Really nice.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (824) - Riga, LATVIA - DEC 26, 2014
Quite too light for porter. Mybe not in ABV, but overall in body. Mostly malty, with some decent roasted hints, bit nutty, caramel. Quite dry finish. Moderate sweet with light bitterness. Yes its a porter, but I would prefer it as brown ale x)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (1303) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2014
very dark brown colour with ruby notes, 1 inch of beige head; aroma of coffee, earth, wood notes and some chocolte; taste of coffee, woody notes and some sorness; correct porter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (2363) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Aroma roasted, light dark fruits. Remains quite single-dimensional. Clear dark brown colour. Almost moderately lasting head. Taste is chocolate up front, roasted in a moment. Lightly fruity. Thin bodied. Good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Melnis (238) - LATVIA - DEC 16, 2014
Nu pieņemsim ka underrate, bet man nepatīk tāda vnk ogle bez tumīguma. No šī būtu labs imps, bet te daudz kas trūkst iespējams atslēgas vārdis ir saldums :)

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (322) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with a beige white head. really nice and smooth aroma of milk chocolate, dark fruits, herbs, some coffee and vanilla. Dry taste, moderately roasted and with a quite thin and a bit metallic taste. Notes of chocolate, coffee, raisins, oak and some smoke . Dry finish with wood and a balanced herbal bitterness.


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