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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 ctdfalconer:
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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

For the past couple of years, the only things we got from Meantime out here on the west coast were 750s of IPA and Porter. I've had those and been impressed, so I went for the Coffee Porter as soon as I found it. Besides, they have cool labels with a Victorian mechanical feel...über-hip. I'm not usually terribly thrilled with odd ingredients in beer, beyond the traditional four, but the porter-stout range of the style spectrum is fairly easily doctored to drinkable effect. There have been others out there to use coffee in the dark ale, (Speedway Stout from Alesmith leaps to mind -- excellent stuff) some more successful than others. Meantime's coffee beer is pretty well-paired with the coffee, but I find I prefer a more substantial body with richer malt character to offset the bitterness of the coffee. On the other hand, comparing this to Speedway for drinkability, I could go through a few of these and still function. Consumption of an equivalent quantity of Speedway may provide you with sufficient caffeine alertness for you to put your arms up before your face hits the floor. In the meantime, I'm going to keep an eye out for more Meantime products as they filter out to this coast.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2007 00:01:26 | More by ctdfalconer
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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.

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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.

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Coffee Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.