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Chocolate Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Chocolate PorterChocolate Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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 beerdrifter:
Photo of beerdrifter
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
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!

beerdrifter, Feb 06, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Misterefe
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Misterefe, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of mick_cooper
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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

mick_cooper, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Ciocanelu, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

AleToTheKing, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Grizzly_Dom
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Grizzly_Dom, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

joedevivre, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ManforallSaisons, Jun 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Pelicanrocks, Sep 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

mtbdonn, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JohnQVD, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Liquoric3, Aug 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Dracook, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

metter98, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

BlackHaddock, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev -10%
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.

plaid75, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -22.9%

pin, May 20, 2013
Photo of Anatole
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Anatole, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of UncleBrazzie
4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

UncleBrazzie, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of EmperorBevis
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

EmperorBevis, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of BigBry
3.85/5  rDev -1%
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

BigBry, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of rarbring
3.85/5  rDev -1%
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.

rarbring, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of PancakeMcWaffles
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Dark nut-brown colour, lets little light through, creamy tanned head, little lacing, decent head retention;

S: Strong and sweet chocolate together with a strong malt aroma, hints of caramel, very nice smell;

T: Starts similar to the smell, strong chocolate, but less maltyness and caramel than expected. The finish doesn't last very long, some hop and roasted malt bitterness kick in after the finish, a roasty, slightly bitter aftertaste lingers for a long time;

M: Carbonation level fits the brew perfectly, creates a slightly creamy mouthfeel although the beer feels rather light bodied, lacks some body in my opinion!

O: Amazing smell, pronounced dark chocolate, very appealing. Taste is good, mouthfeel and body lack something in my opinion though

PancakeMcWaffles, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of CStrife187
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl Bottle into a tasting glass.

A - mostly opaque brown with a slightly reddish hue on the edges. 1 finger head fades somewhat quickly and leaves behind moderate lacing

S - Strong scent of roasted malt with smoke and dark chocolate. The combination of the smoke and dark chocolate smells like baker's chocolate.

T - Dry smoke/malt in the beginning followed by mild chocolate. Chocolate bitterness with just a hint of hop on the finish. Leaves behind a very coffee-like aftertaste that lingers for a good bit. Pretty well balanced but very smoky.

*edit* As the beer reaches room temperature, the chocolate really comes out. A notable improvement on already good taste.

M - Not to thick, mildly carbonated. Very smooth from start to finish.

O - Well balanced between the malts up front and the chocolate/coffee bitterness in the back. I would say it's a little too smoky, but that may just be because the smoke taste reminds me of the voodoo bacon maple ale. I'll definitely pick up another Meantime brew on my next trip to the bottle shop.

CStrife187, Jan 27, 2013
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Chocolate Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
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