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Coffee Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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BA SCORE
85
very good

556 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Kerrie, Friday at 01:35 AM
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Dark brown with ruby red hints. Good head and lacing.

Aroma: Coffee, leather, sugar, roasted malts.

Taste: Smoky and very roasted and burnt . Dark chocolate mousse and (instant?) coffee flavours are apparent. This beer is also fairly bitter and therefore well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated and fizzy and a little watery.

Overall, a good, but not outstanding porter with quite a lot of bitterness and burnt smoky flavours. Not as superbly crafted or delicious as Fullers London porter.

80/100

LagerCognoscenti, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of GuidedByBill
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

GuidedByBill, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

zestar, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

emincems, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bigred89, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

harripat, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Kelp, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

BEERchitect, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

gonzo000, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

nkelley77, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Jeff8ham, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

OregonGrown7, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of deg
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

deg, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

JuicesFlowing, Aug 02, 2014
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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!

BeerWithMike, Jul 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

kwkdmk, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

KAF, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

gtrevisa, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

skaboom420, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

hoppecatania, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

joemochas, Jun 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Kinger86, Jun 21, 2014
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Coffee Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.