Naval College Old Porter - Meantime Brewing Company Limited
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4.15/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A-Pours near black. Almost headless. Leaves very slight lacing. Body looks quite bulky. Moderate light penetration.
S-Big Porter. Smoky and charred. Over-roasted coffee, salty and rich. Very deep. Scotch barrel notes too. A bit boozy. Very complex.
T-This is a brash Porter. What an ass kicker. Scotch notes drop a dowry of vanilla and wood with that smooth Single Malt character. The Scotchy notes are underlying. This beer really showcased unique flavors of bacon, charred coffee, burnt bonfire wood, a bunch of leather and a strong flick of tobacco. Never tasted such a noticeable leather flavor before. Very distinguished.
M-Big and full. Essentially a Stout. Nice bubbles. Crazy beer.
O/D-The flavors were just so uncommon and cool. I found myself having a bit of trouble drinking it due to the zany flavors. But I was so glad to try this. Just a wacky English Porter on steroids. Tastes as if you were to aggressively lick a fine leather couch.
Serving type: on-tap
09-02-2012 02:59:35 | More by VelvetExtract
3.8/5 rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-15-2012 01:07:43 | More by homebrew311
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a strong porter but obviously not a baltic due to its' Anglo roots (much like my own).
Pours a chestnut brown with a two-finger brown-ish head into my glass. Aww, the classical, stoic English porter?
Plum and cocoa entice the nose. Perhaps some cream?
Lots of old school porter essence here. Chewy, lightly roasted with plum, cocoa and cream flavours. Diverse but not by much.
Nutty with lots of cocoa/cream factors at work. You could hardly tell that it's 8%.
Worth a try. This is what porters were and can still be. An English Porter and English Stout? Very different animals indeed!
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2012 05:14:51 | More by Brad007
Naval College Old Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
93 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.