Coffee Porter | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

Coffee PorterCoffee Porter
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Coffee PorterCoffee Porter

Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-24-2004

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of jwc215
4.92/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz. bottle - Best by "25 01 09" printed on bottle:

Pours black with ruby highlights when held to the light. A creamy tan head has nice staying power and leaves lacing on the glass.

The smell is of rich, lightly roasted espresso beans with a chocolate touch. Subtle fruitiness lends depth and complexity in the background.

The taste is mocha coffee/espresso. Chocolate notes complement the rich coffee taste. Neither too sweet nor too bitter this is wonderfully balanced. A superb roastiness is not overdone - just right.

It has a rich fuller side of medium body. Velvety smooth.

This is a great brew. An exceptional accompaniment to breakfast or brunch. It has a great drinkablilty for a coffee flavored English porter! A coffee and beer-lover's delight!

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Photo of Offa
4.77/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a wonderful coffee porter, rich, tasty, smooth, with clear coffee character that is not overdone.

Deep, deep red brown, basically black but not quite, it has a medium-small darkish tan head that slowly shrinks to a wispy top and a little lace.

The aroma at first is freshly ground coffee but this mellows very quickly, lasting but balanced out with prunes, wine, and general toastiness.

The taste is rich, darkly fruity with coffee, a hint of sweet-sour stewed fruit, and a dryish finish with faint bitterness, characterised by dry leaves with elements of coffee and chocolate. It is wonderfulyl tasty, nicely balanced, and very drinkable.

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of IPA17
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer impressed me very much. Yes, I know my screenname is Porter17 but I have not espoused my love of that style on all on you. Until now. This beer oozes delightful nodes of chocolate and coffee and really hit all of the points. The bottle itself is an impressive design and is a good omen. The beer pours delighfully and with a mysterious hue and fine head. The smell would impress any afficianado. Weighing in at a perfect 6.0% abv, it doesn't overplay the alcohol yest still packs a nice punch. The taste hits it 100% on the nose. Mouthfeel is smoooth and refreshing. Not sure you can drink many of these at a sitting but you can definitely enjoy them often. Just awesome!

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4.57/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass.

A: Pours a little bit lighter than I expected a dark copper brown with a bit of black highlight right beneath the one inch sandy white head which melts into a thin cap and ring while leaving behind thin streaks of lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Nice roasted malt character but coffee obviously dominates here, smells a bit like just used coffee grounds with a bit of chocolate interspliced, given more time to breathe this beer really opens up, cookieish malts begin to come through and work wonders when paired up with the coffee.

T/MF: Dry roasted malt, rich coffee and mild chocolate flavors mix together and taste quite good, mild floral and fruity hoppiness works its way nicely into the beer as well, but the more sips you take the more this tastes like an iced coffee, very nice. Good amount of hop bitterness felt in streaks across the tongue, nicely balanced mouthfeel strikes a nice balance between smooth and gritty to create and all around wonderful texture.

D: Insanely drinkable, I haven't even given it a chance to warm up enough yet and I just want to keep drinking it, its just so good, well balanced and sort of fruity (tangerine comes to mind in the aftertaste). After so many times of passing this funny looking bottle up I finally grabbed it and am more than happy that I did.

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Photo of TommyW
4.57/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Dark red, brown with a tannish, off-white head.

S- Coffee aroma with notes of toasted and burnt malt.

T- Roasted malt, coffee and a slight hop bitterness.

M- On the lighter side, silky and watery on the tongue. Crisper than I had imagined.

D- A really nice coffee porter. I would go back to this one again for sure.

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Photo of jucifer1818
4.57/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

on tap, served in a 1/2 pint tulip glass, at Fermentation lounge, Tallahassee

a: Rich dark amber/brown, coming just shy of dark in appearance, with a heavy head (about 2 fingers worth)

s: Fresh coffee beans, coco pods, and chocolate malt dominate this beer. It smells stronger than a dark cup of iced coffee

t: When tasting this one you find yourself sneaking as many sips as possible. Right, dark inky expresso dominates this brew, offset by a nice sweet character. It tastes like a glass of alcoholic, strong chilled coffee

m: Dark and grainy, with a excellent smooth and creamy finish

O: This is a very fine brew. It may not be the finest porter I've ever had, but by god, it comes close to being the finest coffee porter I've ever had, tieing with the Cask conditioned Thunderstruck porter. As close to coffee and beer fusion as you can possibly get, this brews creamyness, sweetness, bitterness, and coffee flavors mesh perfectly

I highly recommend it, well worth the price, and everything a coffee beer should be

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Photo of gibgink
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a highly underrated beer in my opinion. Pours a dark brown, with some brownish red hues coming through the glass when held up to the light. I do notpickup a lot of coffee in the smell, more of the roasted malt. The taste however is where I was blown away. The coffee was present, but did not dominate. At first, I tasted a nice burnt caramel that blended into a malty seetness. Towards the end of the glass, I noticed a nice biscuity/toasty flavor. I was very impressed with this beer, and will pick it up again.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.54/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 fl oz brown bottle from Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a dark reddish-brown with ruby-red highlights and a half inch of tan head that dissipates rather quickly leaving virtually no lacing. Smells strongly of dark chocolate with heavy chocolate notes. Tastes like dark chocolate overwhelmingly, with coffee playing a strong role too. Chocolate dominates the finish. Slight hop bitterness and astringency are noticeable toward the finish too. Unexpectedly rich full body with just enough carbonation to keep this one drinkable. One sip definitely invites another, and this one goes quickly. Phenomenal. A very solid full flavored full-bodied porter with no noticeable flaws, and well worth the price.

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Photo of gonzo46and2
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark but not all opaque black with glints of red when struck by light. Has a nicely sized off-white head that lasted.

Fantastic aroma of whole coffee beans (not brewed coffee), nuts, and hops.

Taste is very balanced with sweet malt and coffee bitterness accented by the hops.

Great carbonation and aftertaste.

Probably the best coffee beer I've had.

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Photo of watchnerd
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The little 11.2 oz bottle. Poured a medium cola color, with a nice, thick, tan head. Wonderful smell that drifted out of the glass before I even got my nose near it. The taste is absolutely fabulous, well-balanced, enough of a coffee taste to taste rich without being cartoonish, and a smooth. Perhaps a bit pricey, but definitely one of the best English Porters on the market.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Odd shaped 11.2 oz bottle purchased from Gary's in Madison for $3.99...
Impressive pour resulted in a slight, dark purple, ebony hue with a giant-sized foamy head that left incredible amounts of lacing...
Strong, rich, coffee-porter aroma with cocoa powder and espresso nuances...
Rich, roasted malt taste, with a very strong suggestion of dark coffee... The coffee and latte essence is enormous on this one... This really does taste just like a strong cappuccino or dark coffee... As far a style and flavor is concerned, this one is certainly on-point, and a true replica of a rich, creamy coffee... Never before have I ever sampled a brew that so closely resembles an actual coffee... Roasted malts and cocoa dominate the nose and mouth with a rich, creamy, chocolate mouthfeel with a very good level of drinkability due to the modest ABV and rich flavors...
Top-notch stuff...
Definitely recommended as a true and authentic depiction of the style...

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Photo of JanM
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Meantime Coffee really smells like coffee with some sweet aromas in the background. The bottle looks like a mini champagne. The beer is black like a murky Guiness and doesn't pour with much foam. Luckily, it doesn't taste as much coffee as the smell leads you to expect although it creeps up on your palate in the aftertaste. Reading about this beer you may think it's a broiler freak but it is actually an excellent brew.

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Photo of Brad007
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a ruby hue when held up to light. Has a thin, brown head. Aroma is strong and coffee-like. Roasty. Taste is very nice and smooth with a strong, roasted aftertaste that has chocolate essence. Mmm. Super smooth here. This beer would make an excellent dessert beer. Much like the beer I reviewed before this, there's a decent balance between coffee and porter. I swear I can even detect a bit of mint in the taste.

I'm glad I picked up this bottle. The price was decent enough and I'd never heard of this brewery.

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Photo of OldGrowler
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the best of the coffee-styles I've tried. The only points I'd take away is for the sour aftertaste after a while. Otherwise roasty and pure, with unique smokiness in aroma as well as taste. Uniquely also, not malty, but dry and bright finish. Very pleasant, very satisfying.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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