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Coffee Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Coffee PorterCoffee Porter

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very good

538 Ratings
very good

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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)
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Reviews by CharlieMopps:
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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
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Coffee Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
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