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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 679   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.


Tessic's rating

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, - DEC 9, 2012
This porter poured a deep black colour with a creamy, tan coloured head. Nice lacing. Scents include plastic, malt, small amount of coffee and cocoa. First swig was nice and roasty with other flavours of coffee, light hops and very little cocoa. Finish is roasted as it gets...


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcanor (79) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
750ml bottle from Siciliano’s Specialty Market Michigan. Pour deep dark brown with a 2cm tan foam. Aroma is seriously from a classic British Porter, no twist here. Same thing for the taste. Nothing to add, it’s a real Porter. Long finish. Perfect Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (211) - CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
Pours deep ruby brown with hints of amber brown around the margins, two fluffy fingers of loose tan head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, spotty lacing. Nose is roast malts, toffee, chocolate, coffee. Taste is sweet toffee malt and chocolate giving way to bitter coffee, faint smoky molasses. Medium body and a creamy mouth feel, with a long bitter finish. Definitely not to be drunk cold - the flavour opens up considerably as it warms to room temperature. A much-better-than-average porter. This one was well past its best-by date of February 2014, but I wouldn’t expect that to be an issue at all for this style, particularly given the moderately high ABV. I detected no adverse signs of age, and if anything would expect some cellaring time to be beneficial. I keep waffling back and forth on my overall opinion of porters and stouts, and this one is definitely one in the “pro” column.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Sm bottle. Definitely an old-school type porter, very light and yeast-driven. Would be good in cask

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ContemplateBeer (1542) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Aroma: Complex. The expected roast character and dark chocolate meets something like campfire roasted marshmallows, imparting a semi-sweetness and a touch of smoke. Appearance: Solid black pour with a sticky mocha head that faded into a sticky skin. Flavor: Roast is the most obvious thing here, but chocolate is not far off, especially in the finish. Light smoke and wood creep around the edges. Palate: Light body, slick texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Overall: Pretty much loved this; so much nuance and character without so much as a shout. An elegant, old world porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1300) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle roughly 1.5 years old. Pours black with some foamy head and minimal lacing. Nose is coffee and some metal. Flavours of coffee, some molasses, almost a smoky note there as well. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishonmyplane (443) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Classic British porter. The flavors are balanced; not too strong, almost muted. There is the expected roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Low to medium bitterness, with moderate malty sweetness. Reddish black color, light and partially transparent. Seemed a little weak at first but the flavor opens up as the beer warms towards room temp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5429) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear dark reddish brown color with a smaller beige head. The aroma and flavor had dark fruit, light roast,chocolate, a liht coffee note, a hint of molasses, medium body, smooth, a touch dry at the finish. A decent English porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (841) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
750ml bottle, pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has a fine balance of malts, chocolate, coffee, light roast, digestive biscuit. A little mince pie fruitiness coming through, the finish is balanced well and ends a little chocolate orange dry zest. Carbonation average. Nice porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Allegue04 (15) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2014
Es una cerveza inglesa q sorprende al gusto. Tiene la apariencia de una cerveza tostada-negra, pero con un regusto a chocolate amargo. Recomendada para quien busque una cerveza diferente. En Gijón podeis encontrarla en el Montana


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