Coffee Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 548 | Reviews: 394 | Display Reviews Only:
3.99/5 rDev +5.3%
With the common porter profile already exhibiting a robust coffee flavor from roasted barley, its that coffee character that's expounded upon as Meantime brewers ramp up its earthy and hearty roast with assertive additions of the magical bean.
And like any mere mortal of a porter would, it pours a gentlemanly dark brown topped with a mocha meringue. One whiff gives the nose something slightly more than roasted grain- its coffee spice is evident. The first sips reward the palate with wonderful burnt sugar, toffee and a creamy (almost marshmallowy) taste and texture.
Over the middle, its body wavers considerably, going from creamy and sweet to toasty and dry. With sweetness receding, elements of cocoa, roasted walnut, burnt toast and obvious dark-roast coffee pull forth and gives a sense of drinkability.
Its finish is malty-dry and approaching medium-light at times. Aided with coffee-type bitterness, slight acrid cocoa, and the broad and woodish bitterness from hops; the beer concludes with a long earthen and toasted linger. Its a robust taste that's likely well suited for chili and bittersweet chocolate.
08-14-2014 16:06:57 | More by BEERchitect
3.63/5 rDev -4.2%
a. Dark brown as expiated on the pour, appears watery. One finger head of tiny soda like bubbles, tan. Head quickly flattens, but does no disappear. Poured into a pint glass - can see through the bottom third of the glass, but not the top two-thirds.
s. Coffee, malt, coffee, coffee.
t. Strong coffee - but I believe English Coffee is quite strong. Not a bad taste, get some malt and strong, possibly burt coffee.
m. Very good mouthfeel. The remaining carbonation is well balanced and enjoyable.
o. Good beer, slightly above good once I got used to the strength of the coffee.
08-09-2014 20:24:13 | More by gonzo000
3.2/5 rDev -15.6%
The beer poured black with a cream head. The head lingered, and there was some nice lacing on my glass. The smell and the flavor were weak. I can taste coffee. I can taste roasted malt. All the flavors I expect are there, they're just weaker than I would like. The beer goes down easily.
08-02-2014 23:03:04 | More by deg
4.45/5 rDev +17.4%
Poured into a balloon glass.
Look: A dirty motor oil black body under a cream colored head, slight retention. Light lacing.
Aroma: Sweet chocolate comes out the most, roasted malts.
Taste: Roasted malts and chocolate, bitter black coffee.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat crisp, nice weight, not too watery.
Overall: Quite good. More chocolate than coffee, but delicious all the same.
08-02-2014 11:03:30 | More by JuicesFlowing
4.41/5 rDev +16.4%
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!
07-24-2014 22:29:59 | More by BeerWithMike
4.21/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
06-19-2014 10:24:25 | More by heygeebee
3.15/5 rDev -16.9%
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.
06-12-2014 13:33:54 | More by avalon07
Coffee Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.