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Coffee Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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BA SCORE
85
very good

539 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 390
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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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A - Very dark brown brew with a large frothy head and no lacing.

S - A very fuggly aroma. Underneath there is some solid freshly brewed high quality coffee balanced with coffee bean and a lighter note of chocolate.

T - Fortunately the fuggles hops (at least I think they are fuggles) aren't screaming as loud in flavor as they do in aroma. Initially there is a coffee and then a bit of a fainter cocoa - all the while a dry woodsy/mossy hop lingers in the background. The flavor has a light sweetness. The aftertaste is a lingering coffee bitterness.

M - Pretty smooth, thin, a bit astringent in the finish.

D - Good. A solid coffee porter - I would have no quarrel with savoring this fine brew another time.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2008 04:36:29 | More by mrasskicktastic
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sampling right now on 7/24/14. Single 330ml (11.2 ounce) nice looking bottle that costs $5.29. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a specialty beer glass.

Pours a very deep brown with reddish highlights that is close to black. A good1-finger thick foamy off-white head that stays around for a bit. A good amount of spotty lacing is seen also. The aroma is of dark roasted malts with some black coffee/espresso. The taste has much more of the black coffee/espresso flavor coming through for the finish. Perfect carbonation for this type of brew and no bitter aftertaste at all. If you like coffee and/or stout then this is for you. A great brew!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 22:29:59 | More by BeerWithMike
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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

Italy

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

06-27-2014 19:37:24 | More by hoppecatania
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

06-20-2014 23:30:24 | More by Kinger86
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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
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-15-2014 18:43:35 | More by BarryMFBurton
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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
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-06-2014 16:03:46 | More by endless1408
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

05-17-2014 02:16:59 | More by JakerLou
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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
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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ChainChompsky

Illinois

5/5  rDev +31.9%

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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
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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North Carolina

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04-18-2014 01:30:57 | More by mpenning13
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Coffee Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.