1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Coffee Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

Not Rated.
Coffee PorterCoffee Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

538 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 538
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-24-2004)
View: Beers (47) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 538 | Reviews: 389 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CharlieMopps:
Photo of CharlieMopps
CharlieMopps

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: From the start of the pour, a noisy off-white head begins to fizz up, culminating to about three fingers worth when all is said and done. Larger bubbles form about halfway down, but tighten up once more, in addition to leaving very tiny colonies of bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass. The beer is a deep, deep mahogany hue that still lets in a bit of light.

S: Smells of robust, fresh coffee grounds, and it seems like this is going to be a good one, as I've been finding more and more and more strong coffee-infused beers that I enjoy. Roasted malt notes are evident, but really lay underneath the coffee aroma. So it may seem a little one-dimensional, but let's see how it flies in the taste category.

T: Up front, the malt character seems fairly light, as I think many porters have a tendency to do, but this almost gives it a soft-drink sort of feel. Nevertheless, this readily overtaken by a wave of straight coffee ground goodness that covers the back of the palate. Hop presence is actually noticeable, very much in the vein of a porter, though, because it's there to provide balance. The two blend well, but are also distinctly separate profiles in this beer, I feel. Aftertaste is nothing but java, which I don't mind at all.

M: Retains that similar porter body, lighter than say, a Russian Imperial, but still carrying some heft in the mouthfeel, which is nice. Carbonation doesn't get in the way by any means, and it helps the beer taste great, I'd say.

D: Not even close to an abv monster, but still enough (6%) to get your attention. From an 11.2oz bottle, this seems fitting. And for all my talk about how strong the coffee notes are in the bouquet and on the palate, this is really a treat, and isn't too over-the-top, but definitely makes its presence known. If you're expecting a run-of-the-mill porter with a faint coffee tinge, then you'd be disappointed, but if you're looking for that fresh grounds fix, this is your porter, my friend.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2007 15:00:57 | More by CharlieMopps
More User Reviews:
Photo of kwkdmk
kwkdmk

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

07-21-2014 00:00:33 | More by kwkdmk
Photo of KAF
KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-17-2014 02:56:19 | More by KAF
Photo of gtrevisa
gtrevisa


3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-29-2014 22:17:41 | More by gtrevisa
Photo of skaboom420
skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-27-2014 22:40:25 | More by skaboom420
Photo of hoppecatania
hoppecatania

Italy

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

06-27-2014 19:37:24 | More by hoppecatania
Photo of joemochas
joemochas

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-25-2014 23:38:41 | More by joemochas
Photo of Kinger86
Kinger86

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-20-2014 23:30:24 | More by Kinger86
Photo of heygeebee
heygeebee

Australia

4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From Sydney Wine Merchants

A - black body, full four fingers of head fade to film/ring, clingy lace, good.

S - typical English porter, roast, ash, cigar box, with moderate coffee notes.

T - delightfully creamy, with a milky coffee dominant taste. Add nuts. Roasts malt and moderate earthy hops.

M - smooth, creamy.

O - very well made, surpised I have not had before. Not usually a fan of this style but maybe the higher ABV removes the watery aspect sometimes found in this stlye.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 10:24:25 | More by heygeebee
Photo of BarryMFBurton
BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-15-2014 18:43:35 | More by BarryMFBurton
Photo of avalon07
avalon07

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was an inch of off white, somewhat long-lasting head. Middling lacing.

S: A lot of coffee in aroma, as you might expect, with a little bit of malt as well. A little top heavy.

T: Like the aroma, the flavor was geared too heavily towards the coffee. There was a bit of malt and a hint of chocolate, but it seemed way off kilter. Also, there was a thinness to the flavor that wasn't attractive.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a thin finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is really kind of a misfire. There are certainly worse porters out there, but none so out of balance.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 13:33:54 | More by avalon07
Photo of endless1408
endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-06-2014 16:03:46 | More by endless1408
Photo of Auslander
Auslander

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-03-2014 21:31:33 | More by Auslander
Photo of Latarnik
Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-26-2014 22:26:01 | More by Latarnik
Photo of tylerstravis
tylerstravis

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-19-2014 04:07:58 | More by tylerstravis
Photo of craftbeerasian
craftbeerasian

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-17-2014 22:22:15 | More by craftbeerasian
Photo of JakerLou
JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-17-2014 02:16:59 | More by JakerLou
Photo of superspak
superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/16/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, roasted malt, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and roast/toasty earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of coffee, dark/roasted malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and roast/toasty earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, roast, caramel, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice coffee porter. Good balance and complexity of coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 01:31:03 | More by superspak
Photo of DJoe
DJoe

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-25-2014 23:35:38 | More by DJoe
Photo of ChainChompsky
ChainChompsky

Illinois

5/5  rDev +31.9%

04-22-2014 23:30:53 | More by ChainChompsky
Photo of LXIXME
LXIXME

New Mexico

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decent sized light brown head dies to a quarter inch or less of creamy froth above a very dark brown to black colored beer.

The aroma is on the lighter side with heavy coffee and lighter malt notes.

Creamy rich coffee taste with maybe some maltiness coming through as well, but definitely coffee outweighing whatever else is trying to come through.

The coffee taste sticks around with a light dryish aftertaste that leaves an almost creamy film coating my tongue.

I need to search out a chocolate porter/stout from these guys, I think if they make one of those that compares to this with chocolate, damn, I can dream can't I.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 20:52:25 | More by LXIXME
Photo of Axnjxn
Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-18-2014 18:28:10 | More by Axnjxn
Photo of KevinGordon
KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-18-2014 13:33:53 | More by KevinGordon
Photo of mpenning13
mpenning13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.8%

04-18-2014 01:30:57 | More by mpenning13
Photo of hansavijaticar
hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-15-2014 19:44:51 | More by hansavijaticar
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Coffee Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.