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London Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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London PorterLondon Porter

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395 Ratings
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 27
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 08-28-2005)
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superdedooperboy

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750-ml corked-and-caged brown glass bottle poured into a tulip glass. Served at around 45-50 degrees F.

Pours a deep ruby-chestnut or mahogany with a spectacular clarity, showing off a thick head of beige, loose-bubbled foam, evidence of the bottle conditioning; the head fades to a thick collar, leaving behind thick, large patches of lace on the walls of the glass as it drains.

Mild notes of lightly-roasted coffee, chocolate, and tart berry. A bit restrained, though certainly interesting and inviting.

Medium-bodied with a lightly effervescent, somewhat prickly mouthfeel. Up front, slightly sweet notes of chocolate meld with a hint of nuttiness and a touch of roast, carrying over into a middle that is rich with more chocolate, lightly roasted coffee and some vinous notes, finishing with a hint of chocolate and berry and very, very dry and clean, with a faint lingering hint of coffee.

Extremely drinkable and, if Martyn Cornell's studies on Porter are correct, mostly true to that being brewed during the middle of the 18th century in London. Rather complex yet marvelously easy-going, the 6.5% ABV doesn't really show itself unless drinking it in quantity over a brief period. The price point (this particular bottle came in at $7.99) is a bit high, but the experience is worth it.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 05:04:55 | More by superdedooperboy
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A: Black; light beige, two-finger head; good retention, but not much lace; pretty standard look for a porter.

S: Roasted malt; coffee; chocolate; lightly nutty.

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London Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
90 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.