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Coffee Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Coffee PorterCoffee Porter

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very good

554 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ZEB89, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

MarkyMOD, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

dmorgan310, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ChrisKayler, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cool bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a very dark brown, with a foamy dark brown head, and good lacing.

Smells like roasty, bitter coffee and roasted malts.

The taste is similar. Burnt, bitter coffee grounds are the dominant flavor, with some roasted malt, and a little bit of chocolate. Pretty straightforward- tasty, but it's been done better many times. Some creamy vanilla, as well.

Medium bodied, but slightly thin/watery for the style. Very drinkable, though. Low carbonation, creamy smooth mouthfeel.

Not too bad, but a little boring.

GreesyFizeek, Jan 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

aqualung23, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ShemRahBoo, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

allenson21, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

2013beer101, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

cfinch2, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ThirstyMavros, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Dbrag, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: A very dark brown with a very thin body, looks almost opaque black once poured in the glass but when placed against the light you see the body pretty well. (Light tan) Head is very thing and honestly poured about 1/10' and settled to almost nothing before a sip.

Smell: Strong aroma of espresso makes you think you are about to drink an iced coffee.

Taste: Smooth coffee taste with a slight mocha feel. A notch sweet but then again chocolately bitter.

Mouth: Medium bodied feels like just sticky enough.

Overall: This beer took me by surprise, it packs a punch of flavor that will easily attract you. I can honestly say a definite must grab. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Allurex, Nov 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

ryanpj, Nov 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Wobbly, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Troville1990, Nov 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

BfloBrewHound, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

steevbr, Nov 09, 2013
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3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle into a nonic.

Pours a very dark brown with a half finger thick tan head. Very good head retention with just some stringy lacing.

Aroma has a fairly sharp metallic note, unfortunately, but underneath that, there are some milk chocolate notes along with a touch of light roast coffee. Some dark toffee and caramel as well.

Not metal in the flavor, thankfully, and the chocolate/toffee notes are very nice. Coffee is present but is much more subdued than I was expecting. Caramel is in the background and a very light, delicate, hop character just lending enough bitterness to balance the sweetness. The mouthfeel is probably the best feature of this beer. It is silky smooth with plenty of body.

Overall, a decent English Porter but way overpriced for what it is. I wish the coffee was a little more pronounced.

rangerred, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jaycar06, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Oct 31, 2013
Coffee Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
85 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.