Brewed by Meantime (Asahi)
Style: Baltic Porter
Greenwich, England


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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Cold fermented and lagered. Only available in 330ml bottles.
"Porter style Ale. Chocolate and beer! Are we Mad? Wed rather say passionate. We marry the soothing flavour of this complex malt barley grist with a hint of dark chocolate. This is a beer for your more self-indulgent moments. Great for lazy afternoons or long evenings, it is best served chilled with your feet up, watching the sun go down. Like we say chilled."
"A silky-smooth suppertime beer, created using dark malts and chocolate. Pronounced vanilla notes fuse the chocolate and malts together to give a rich, warming, flavour that also works well as a complement to fruity desserts, summer puddings and autumn berries."

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mross (169) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a muddy medium black with light brown head. Chocolate aroma with hints of vanilla. Flavour of malt and milk chocolate. Slightly too sweet. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2825) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with white head. Aroma is all chocolate and vanilla. The taste has some roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (13828) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Red-amber colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Almost no roast notes. Some chocolate present. Light bitter flavor. No roast and only very light chocolate notes. Average light bitter finish. Week fruity notes. Not very sweet. Watery palate and a little too fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skortila (5685) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2010
Bottled. The aroma has chocolate (fake chocolate called cacaofantasie in Holland), bubblegum. Clear, brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet and has cacaofantasie, chocolate, bubblegum/candy and some vanilla.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bullit (4561) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle @ kloneo. Brown colour, white head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla. Flavour is sweet malts, milk chocolate and sweet vanilla essence. Too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (6974) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2010
Bottled. Clear brown color, short head. Aroma of milk chocolat rather than dark chocolat, koetjesreep, some malt. Milky chocolat taste, quite sweet. Not the best of porters. Clearly lacks some roasted malt or coffee. The chocolat makes it way too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2010
Black colored brew. Chocolate aroma. Flavor has chocolate, malts and nuts. A bit dull porter, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1865) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2010
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Re-rate - not sure why I was so down on this before. Great chocolatey aroma, good chocolate character with malt, vanilla and a surprisingly dry finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Thanks to mat7215 for the bottle. Pours a transparent brown with a small head. The aroma screams chocolate with little else there. The flavor has bitter chocolate, spice wood roast and marshmallow. Not bad, but a touch thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle, thanks again Harry. Aroma of artificial milk chocolate and some dark chocolate. Looks as dark brown as the coffee porter without the great head. Taste - artificial dark chocolate taste, does not mix well at all with some bitterness from the dark malt and thin body, too fizzy for this style as well. Not a pleasant linger. I made the mistake of having the coffee porter first - this is not even in the same class. A disappointment.

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