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


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RATINGS: 555   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle at Hashigo Zake. Pours dark ruby, thin tan head.
Strong chocolate aroma, smells like a melting block of milk chocolate.
Decadent chocolate flavour, backed by a hint of coffee. Just decadant and full bodied, almost like drinking a block of chocolate.
What more can I say? Amazing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (16444) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2009
33cl bottle. Dark brown body with small head. Flavour is roasted malt with "chocolate essence".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (4069) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle - 330ml. Dark brown body with low carbonation and a thin beige creamy head. Nice malty aroma with chocolate hints. Well balanced malty/hoppt taste with chocolate and roasted cereals notes. Ends with a sharp bitter/roasty finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogne (1207) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle at Bistro LAutre oeil. Very dark brown with a medium Aroma is chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malt, baileys, vanilla and a touch of hops. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Bottle at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 4th May 09. Rich dark brown with an awesomely choccy aroma. Smooth palate, nice taste. A nice beer for chocolate lovers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (7172) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2009
330ml Bottle (Drink, Tallinn) - Dark brown with red tinges. Chocolatey aroma with a hint of chocolate cake. Chocolatey taste with hints of marzipan and chocolate cake. The chocolate lingers in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davros (3028) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2009
Absolutely gigantic head. Took forever to pour. Dark copper with ruby tints. Aroma is of roasted malt and some chocolate/cocoa. Slightly cidery. Rich flavours or roasted coffee and chocolate. Sharp bitterness from roasted malts. More cidery notes. Aggressive carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgreb (421) - Marburg, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2009
bottle - very dark brown beer with a nice beige head. Smooth chocolate aroma. Amazing flavour, some dark bitter chocolate but not sweet, toffee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2009
Dark black in colour, thin toffee coloured head. Chocolate aroma, dark bitter chocolate flavours. Short mouthfeel. very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (3052) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2009
[bottle] Rich aroma of sherry and fudge brownies. Some toasty notes as well in the nose. Nearly opaque, black-garnet with a beige foam that quickly recedes to a tan ring. Fudge brownie flavour that has a nice sherry/portwine finish with the alcohol. Notes of plums and bitter almonds. The bitterness seems to be from hops more than dark malt, but there is some bitter chocolate at the end. Full body, moderate carbonation.

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