Coffee Porter | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

BA SCORE
85
very good
615 Ratings
Coffee PorterCoffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom
meantimebrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-24-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
615
Reviews:
409
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.7%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Dark brown with ruby red hints. Good head and lacing.

Aroma: Coffee, leather, sugar, roasted malts.

Taste: Smoky and very roasted and burnt . Dark chocolate mousse and (instant?) coffee flavours are apparent. This beer is also fairly bitter and therefore well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated and fizzy and a little watery.

Overall, a good, but not outstanding porter with quite a lot of bitterness and burnt smoky flavours. Not as superbly crafted or delicious as Fullers London porter.

80/100

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3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

With the common porter profile already exhibiting a robust coffee flavor from roasted barley, its that coffee character that's expounded upon as Meantime brewers ramp up its earthy and hearty roast with assertive additions of the magical bean.

And like any mere mortal of a porter would, it pours a gentlemanly dark brown topped with a mocha meringue. One whiff gives the nose something slightly more than roasted grain- its coffee spice is evident. The first sips reward the palate with wonderful burnt sugar, toffee and a creamy (almost marshmallowy) taste and texture.

Over the middle, its body wavers considerably, going from creamy and sweet to toasty and dry. With sweetness receding, elements of cocoa, roasted walnut, burnt toast and obvious dark-roast coffee pull forth and gives a sense of drinkability.

Its finish is malty-dry and approaching medium-light at times. Aided with coffee-type bitterness, slight acrid cocoa, and the broad and woodish bitterness from hops; the beer concludes with a long earthen and toasted linger. Its a robust taste that's likely well suited for chili and bittersweet chocolate.

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3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a. Dark brown as expiated on the pour, appears watery. One finger head of tiny soda like bubbles, tan. Head quickly flattens, but does no disappear. Poured into a pint glass - can see through the bottom third of the glass, but not the top two-thirds.

s. Coffee, malt, coffee, coffee.

t. Strong coffee - but I believe English Coffee is quite strong. Not a bad taste, get some malt and strong, possibly burt coffee.

m. Very good mouthfeel. The remaining carbonation is well balanced and enjoyable.

o. Good beer, slightly above good once I got used to the strength of the coffee.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured black with a cream head. The head lingered, and there was some nice lacing on my glass. The smell and the flavor were weak. I can taste coffee. I can taste roasted malt. All the flavors I expect are there, they're just weaker than I would like. The beer goes down easily.

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Coffee Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
3.78 out of 5 based on 615 ratings.
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