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Chocolate Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Chocolate PorterChocolate Porter

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87
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 11-17-2010)
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Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very, very dark amber, virtually black. Off-white head.

S: Smokey chocolate.

T: Wow! Actually tastes of chocolate. Less smokey and tangy than lots of other English porters. Very well balanced - the flavours work perfectly well together.

O: Can't fault it in any way. The world would be a better place if it replaced Guinness in pubs but chance would be a fine thing.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Misterefe
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mick_cooper
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Very chocolately, almost sweet-like. Rich, thick, hot chocolate.

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of AleToTheKing
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Grizzly_Dom
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance:
Dark treacle brown. Slight translucence. Foamy rich light brown head with quite big bubbles.

Nose:
I thought fruity hoppiness at first and then pure rich, sweet chocolate with perhaps a hint of honey.

Taste:
Bitter at first with a deep rich chocloatey maltinees and quite a silky mouthfeel.

Finish:
Slight burnt taste with a final salty, tart bitterness leaving what I thought was quite a powdery feel in the mouth. Almost a bit musty!

Overall:
Loved the choccy in the aroma but wasn't a big fan of the chocolate left on the finish. Was also a little bit too burn toast end of the scale for my primitive tastes.

Photo of joedevivre
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Pelicanrocks
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Liquoric3
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Dracook
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear but very dark brownish red in color and has ever so slight hints of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that quickly died down, leaving patches of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of chocolate are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is quite chocolately and tastes like a watered down version of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup without the sweetness and some hints of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and a little thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice flavors of chocolate that seem natural and not too heavy and sweet. It tastes more like an English Porter compared to a Baltic Porter.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330ml Bottle: at 6.5% ABV, this is the same beer: poured into a Westvleteren chalice on 5th Nov 2013.

Lovely red hue to the dark body, sadly the tan coloured head soon fell away to a wispy covering.

The nose was surprise, surprise, fairly chocolatey in nature, rich, dark chocolate to be exact.

Taste wise it was also chocolate led in flavour, some coffee notes too: as it warmed a little some sweet vanilla hints began to arrive.

Medium bodied for a Porter and not at all creamy, although it was fairly smooth in the mouth.

Not as powerful or flavoursome as I expected: not bad, but no world beater.

Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark brown hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was little retention and lacing.

The smell featured aras of chocolate icing and caramel.

The flavor was likewise chocolately with streaks of sweetness and a touch of smoke.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall an interesting porter.

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of beerdrifter
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrect, The Netherlands. Dark mahogany pour with a creamy one and a half finger tan head with decent retention and nice lacing. There's only one way to describe the nose...chocolate! This has to be one of the most intense chocolate beers I've smelled. More of a sweet milk chocolate than the typical dark chocolate in most beers of this style. And it only gets better as it warms, with just a hint of coffee emerging late. The taste is a complex chocolate lovers dream. Dark chocolate, cocoa and milk chocolate all are represented. The sweetness of the milk chocolate and the bitterness of the dark chocolate are perfectly balanced. The mouthfeel is slightly thick for a Porter, but smooth as silk. The drinkability is off the charts. Usually beers like this are sickly sweet and more for dessert, but I could drink this all night. Will definitely be tracking down more of this next time I'm in the UK. Hands down the best chocolate beer I've had!

Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of UncleBrazzie
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I like beers with in distinct bottles, and Meantime's bottles are simply cute: little flacons of delicately fluted yumminess.
What's inside is equally fine: a solid, dark-yet-not-black pour with a nice creamy bit of pale head.
And that nose! Oodles of of chocolate-milky goodness, toasted caramel/chocolate malts and a hint of roast. Even if it were only for the nose, this is a beer to try.
Flavour and taste are perfectly congruent, focusing on a delicate yet firm illusion of chocolate, without the beer actually containing any. Slightly thin mouthfeel.
Elegant and tasty, spectacularly skillfully crafted. Ideal dessert brew; I'll pick this over pousse café any time.

Photo of david18
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown body with a thick tan head

Rich chocolate on the nose with hints of syrup.

Deep porter tastes that rival the choco with roasts great roasts in great roasts on the great .

Deep tasting full on flavour that balances the heavy heavy monster sound deep and scary.

Photo of BigBry
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Small bottle purchased to enjoy with our hosts while visiting them in Andover.
The beer pours clear, dark brown with orangish red hilights and a tan head. Good retention, left some lacing. Sweet smelling, brown sugar and milk chocolate. Sweet taste to start, more brown sugar and chocolate, hint of vanilla, bitterness to finish.
Low carbonation, minimal bubbles. Smooth, but a bit too thin to call it creamy. Medium body and mouthfeel.
Very nice, especially as an after dinner drink. Cheers

Photo of rarbring
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The brew is clear dark brown with copper nuances, has a tan foamy head that leaves some lacing and has good curtains.

Smelling of dark syrup, honey and milk chocolate.

The taste starts sweet, brown sugar, dark syrup bread, chocolate and vanilla, some bitter cacao finish.

Little carbonation, very small bubbles. Soft and somoth, a medium body.

A good replacement for a chocolate mousse.

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Chocolate Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
87 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.