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


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RATINGS: 546   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (3007) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2009
A clear dark brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of smoke, chocolate, coffee malt. The taste is sparkling, dry, bitter chocolate, dark fruits like cherries and prunes. There is some smoke in the back. The aftertaste is long dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3775) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2009
Black of color with a nice beige head. An aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, no sweets and weak bitter notes. A flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits, coffee and weak sweets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TrefwoordPunk (1002) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown/black with a medium tan head and a sweet chocolate- or mocca-like aroma with an almost sourish undertone. The taste is like a thick chocolate-pudding with cream, with hints of coffee with brown sugar, rhum, sour cherries, bitter malts and vanilla. The finish i s long and mildly bitter. A very nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6551) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2009
33 cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Dark reddish brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of milk chocolate, sweet malts. Flavour is milk chocolate, light roasted malts and a some sourness from the carbonation. Light lingering bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth drinking. Suits the name, but there are better chocolate beers. Nice though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (9491) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2009
(33cl bottle) Hazy, ruby brown colour with a thick beige foamy head. Sweet and slightly acidic malty aroma with a fruity (cherry, redcurrant) touch and a distinctive dark chocolate praline character la Mon Chri. Bitter-sweet flavour with acidic fruity elements, medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderately roasted malty and fruity taste with pronounced notes of dark chocolate and lighter accents of coffee. Mildly sweet and roasty bitter finish with chocolaty and slightly sourish notes. A beer which is surely not made for my daily use, at most an interesting experience (16.II.09).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2009
Nice frothy biege head medium carbonation in a dark red brown pour malted chocolate aroma cocoa and milk or chocolate bar just good chocolate aroma malty some coffee essence vapours flavour first mouthful interesting looking for taste second ah malt bitterness chocolate some richness slight tang has a stereo type taste rich and mild finish bitter unsettled palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (2184) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2009
Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Dark brown coloured, brown head. Nose of roasted malts, chocolate. Sweet flavour, again chocolate, enough bitterness in finish to compensate the initial sweetness. Great velvety mouthfeel. Pleasant beer, i like it a lot more than Meantimes Coffee-beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Geiserich (4229) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 2, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009 Bottled: Dark brown color, huge foamy beige head. Sourly aroma with coffe and dark chocolate notes. Flavor is quite sourly, intensive coffee and some dark chocolate notes. Maybe this sourly style is the typical for this beer or a had some bad look with my bottled. All in all in this version i dont like this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle. Aroma is wierd with some chocolate notes, roasted malt and some sugar. Taste is really sweet with lots of chocolat,dark fruits and some acid notes. Almost some sour notes aswell. Pretty unbalanced but still a very nice experience!

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