Coffee Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Coffee PorterCoffee Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

571 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 571
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 13
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-24-2004)
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Photo of BEERchitect
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of gonzo000
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of nkelley77
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Jeff8ham
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of deg
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.41/5  rDev +16.7%
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!

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of hoppecatania
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of joemochas
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Kinger86
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of heygeebee
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of avalon07
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Coffee Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.