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Naval College Old Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Naval College Old PorterNaval College Old Porter

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 07-20-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

Peter1977, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

beerhawk41, Nov 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

AOShabaz, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

t0rin0, Mar 30, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -14%

Served in a goblet at SmallBar - Logan Square.

I almost mistook this one for the M&S Hospital Porter (as it's known as Hospital Porter outside the US due to labeling restrictions), but this one was brewed by Meantime for full release (rather than just for M&S) and was aged for 24 months in Bruichladdich Octomore barrels (as opposed to 4 months in Islay casks from MacLeod's Distilleries). The more you know. It pours a deep black-brown, highlighted in dark garnet, topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises cocoa, roasted malts, light whiskey, and very light vanilla bean. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light coffee notes and hints of charred oak. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a solid porter, but one whose barrel treatment hardly comes through at all, leaving a strong sense of disappointment. As far as porters go, though, this one is still pretty tasty.

TMoney2591, Oct 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Bizoneill, Feb 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

acurtis, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Denzo, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Jwale73, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

mookihouse, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

shehateme, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

jayhunter357, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

ChrisMon02, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

emaciated, Sep 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

imperialking, Oct 22, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -10%

Poured on tap at Bad Apple. Pours opaque black with generous head forming. Tons of Laing left behind. The nose starts with roasty malts and takes on quite the peat/smoke profile. Scotch is prevalent in the form of barrel character, but not so much in terms of boozieness. Taste starts with chocolate and roast and gives way to delicate essence of Scotch. Heavy on the peat and oak, and like the nose, you don't get the boozy quality you'd expect from a barrel aged brew. Finish is clean and the alcohol content is kept well under wraps. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Overall, a nice brew with loads of scotch quality.

homebrew311, Aug 15, 2012
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3.96/5  rDev -6.2%

On tap @ Khyber Pass in Philly - 8oz into a snifter.

Pours a dark-brown (nearly black) with minimal head. Smells (and tastes) smoky and peaty; scotch-like. The barrel treatment on this is quite well executed.

Really enjoyed this one a lot, and will try to seek out a few bottles for the cellar.

***Edit - had this a second time from the bottle and was not nearly as impressed as I was with the draft version***

Greenplastic615, Sep 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

cdwil, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

blackcloud, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jtrigonis, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

cubanbeerguy, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Texasfan549, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

FrankShirley, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

2GOOFY, Nov 23, 2013
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Naval College Old Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
93 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.