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London Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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London PorterLondon Porter

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BA SCORE
90
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404 Ratings
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 28
Gots: 27 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

GrumpyGirl, Apr 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

jbertsch, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

afsdan, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +6%

ckollias, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of BrazilianAussie
4/5  rDev -0.2%

BrazilianAussie, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of truebluebums
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in Tulip glass

Good till: Nov 2 '14

App: Pours a dark brown with a nice red hue when held up to the light. Nice 3 finger head which recedes and laces quite well.

Smell: Rich malty aroma, minerally, slight licorice, roastiness, some cocoa, molasses and sweet smells in there.

Taste: Lots of flavor from the mixture of dark malts & barley, cold brewed coffee with milk, some toffee sweetness contrasting a bit of licoriceness. There's a molasses syrupness about the beer along with a milky quality. A modest but noticeable hop ending and a slight metallic bite.

Side note: I've read that this was brewed with 7 different malts and is a blend of different beers, one even fermented with Bretts. I think I read that in 'Amber, Gold and Black' (a book one should definitely check out if interested in the history of English beer) but I'm not sure if the recipe is still the same.
None the less, a very good porter, and a must try for porter fans. Definitely has a strong malt profile which gives quite a character to this porter. It's not the best, but it's not too miss either.

truebluebums, Mar 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of jpro
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz balsamic vinaigrette bottle poured into an imperial pint glass...

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.

T: A lot of roasted malt flavor; chocolate; lasting coffee bitterness; a hint of smoked malt; some nice sweetness there, too.

M: Lightly acidic; medium-full feel and high carbonation; tangy; maybe a bit too big a feel for a porter, but this one’s a little stronger than average at 6.5%.

O: A really nice porter; I’d definitely have it again; quite drinkable, too.

*from notes 11.18.13

jpro, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Phishagonia, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

psoriasaurus, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Mdodge8837, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

ZEB89, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip

A-Pours very darm murky brown, near black in the glass. Not much head/

S- Sweet and coholated on the nose, a subtle roast, with caramel and toffee. Very nice stuff.

T- A subtle roast at first. Very smooth and well rounded. On the sweeter side. A nice chocolate presence and a touch of roasted coffee. A bit of caramel and burnt sugar. A very clean and refreshing aftertaste. A well balanced hop bitterness as well.

M- A nice body, clean and easy drinking.

O- One of the best in its class.

TwelveOunces, Jan 03, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours with a large thick equal brown head, mostly lasting. Some carbonation visible. Dark brown, black chocolate color, with amber notes. Excellent lacing. Looking like it should.

Smell: Delightfully roasted, sweet, smooth. There is dark and some milk chocolate to be found, caramel, some mild coffee, toffee. Pretty much what is expected to be. Lovely.

Taste: Milk chocolate, lightly roasted, moderate sweet middle caramel malt, light bitterness towards the end. Alcohol not detected. There are some interesting Brie cheese notes to be found too. Light note of earthy and leafy hops bitterness also.

Mouthfeel: Smooth medium body, medium carbonation. Would love to see it a bit creamier.

Overall: Smooth and classy but relatively straightforward. Good representative of the style.

tmzl, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Weli
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Deep chocolate color with copper highlights and frothy light tan head

S-Subtle roast malt

T-Strong roast/toast malt flavor, background vanilla flavor and hints of smoke, somewhat dry and mineraly finish, not a lot of sweetness.

M-Full bodied, low to medium carbonation, soft finish.

O-Excellent porter, a bit stout like. Quaffable but with a lot of body, and complexity

Weli, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

His_Royal_Hoppiness, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

PaulyB83, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

doremite, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black-brown body with a tan head a couple of fingers high that leaves some lace down the glass

S: roasty malts and dark earth, suggestions of chestnut and smoke

T: rich hearty dark malts and all the associated flavors, some coffee, some nuttiness, some herbal notes

M: light, smooth, mellow, slick, creamy

O: a very nice porter, English-style, naturally - very enjoyable and robust

Greywulfken, Dec 05, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2nd time having this. Bottle was given to me by a close friend who grabbed one for me.

11.2 oz dark brown bottle that is stunning in its own right. No real edges to it but just a unique and consistent curve from a fat like bottom to a skinny neck. This is unique to Meantime and more less a bottle you may think to rub rather than open. Lovely and beautiful with its red and platinum label. Very classy. Poured into an English stemmed Port glass.

A - sits black colored on the pour, but the lighting paints a picture of dark chestnut red with shades of brown. Light tan head pours big but quickly fades to a nice ring of lace with a covering that lasts throughout leaving good stick.

S - good roast up front with slightly roasted English malts. Chocolates and a caramel backbone.

T - coffee bean like up front with a pleasant roasted notes. Semi sweet malt, caramel, with a touch of chocolates and cocoa. A bit of hop presence to the finish paired with a big portion of slightly bitter roasted English malts. Slightly smokey.

M - medium bodied and a good overall feel. Texture isn't great but it does its job. Very flavorful English porter. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

O - my favorite London Porter.. I love meantime and this is a gem from them. Just a grand English porter.

BradtheGreat7, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

fox227, Nov 08, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a nice ruby black with a nice snow white head that receded quickly leaving little lacing.

Big time roasty goodness that had a kiss of noble hops but dominated by the luxuriuos malt aromas.

the flavor follows the aroma and the huge roasty malty grainy flavors with a hint of noble hops.

Wow this brew is due more respect. The full body seems to flow with a classic porter.

I really enjoyed this brew!

welldigger888, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
London Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
90 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.