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


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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Meantime Hospital Porter (called Naval College Old Porter in the US) is made in the same fashion. 24 months oak aging in used Bruichladdich Octomore barrels has lent a woody, intensely peaty smokiness to our ‘stock’ Porter, which we have blended with a younger beer. This latter adds vitality to the brew. Hospital Porter one beer that is best not over-chilled, and, like the original Porters, will mature with age. This beer has only been available on draught at the Old Brewery at the Old Royal Naval Hospital—until now. We have done our best to ensure that the beer would be recognizable to

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wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Naval College version. From notes. Tasted in December 2012 from a capped 750mL bottle. Pours dark cola brown with an average tan head that leaves average lace. The nose is roasted, nutty dark coffee, some smoke, and dry molasses. The flavor is very dry and roasted with the same nutty coffee, touch of smoke, and molasses. The body is medium with light carbonation and a long roasted bitter finish.

TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
330ml bottle, as Naval College Old Porter. Pours a dark mahogany, with a thin brown head. Roasted, oaky, quite smoky aroma, caramel, iodine, chocolate, coffee, licorice. Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Roasted, woody taste, smoke, peat, licorice, iodine, coffee beans, vanilla. Surprisingly lean for an 8% porter. A bit more body would indeed have supported the wood flavours better. Not bad, but no Hallelujah moment. (2014-12-30)

Gary (2094) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Bottled. A kinda grimy beer... a bit incoherent . 8.% so good boost . It’s a pretty earthy ,muddy kinda beer ,either dirty hops or malt. It’s not got roasted notes or chocolate I’d expect in a Baltic Porter.

MWMBeerguy (203) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Heavy toffee aroma with a little roast. Smooth and buttery mouthfeel. Very tasty. ............... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Beese (3288) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
75cl bottle from M&S. Poured a very dark brown, with a large, beige head. Aroma of rich, dark malt, oak, molasses and spice. Good mouth feel. Big roast malt flavour, with dates, spice and cocoa. Dark chocolate in the finish, with coffee and burnt malt.

marstonstudio (1) - - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
Smooth porter with a pleasant taste, but it has no bite to it. Not bad, but not memorable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Leini (2079) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Sample at a local tasting event. Thin redbrown body with a low head. Malt, band aid, wood and sugar.

slowrunner77 (13171) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"A pretty solid beer, though not a standout in the baltic porter class. roast and anise are the two key aromas and flavors here. Medium bodied and a touch alcoholic, though not overly so. Lasting dry cocoa fruity aftertaste."

fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Light smoke, rich malty sweetness with chocolaty, roasty, stout-like flavors. Medium bodied but sticky and lingering, with some toffee and caramel in the finish. I often find Baltic porters to be harsh on the palate, but here the craftsmanship and oak-aging has produced a very smooth & drinkable brew. A great beer that improves as it warms to room temperature.

mike_77 (7226) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
Dark red-brown colour. Aroma of sticking plasters, wood and a hint of whiskey. Flavour has a vinous, fruity tartness and also some wood.

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