London Porter | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 08-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
457
Reviews:
286
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
47
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Casey_L
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!" .
Also on the list of "1001 Beers To Drink Before You Die," stay tuned for my review and next tasting.

Meantime represents to me the "Sam Adams" of British craft brewing... really great marketing (see their deal with the mid-level department store that specializes in groceries.) And yet, Meantime also has a love of beer and is still experimenting.

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Photo of Chadbo
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaPan
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of couchsitta
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trentt2
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious. But nothing extraordinary. I'd totally have it again

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Photo of stevoj
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with medium foamy head. Aroma of roast grains, chocolate. Taste is sharp, whiskey barrel, dark chocolate, espresso. Mouthfeel is just right, smooth and velvety. Lingering dark chocolate on the palate. Nice!

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Photo of That_Turtle
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an exceptional example of the style. Aged 4 years, it still had an exceptional head with a full, thick mouthfeel that was both smooth and creamy. Lots of rost character with hints of coffee and chocolate

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Photo of Pens1967
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Poupae
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter glass, bottles July 2015

A- pours a deep brown color with just a hint of light creeping through, small creamy off-white head retains for a while before settling to a thin film and ring around the glass

S- smoky charred malt with aromas of chocolate, minerals, earthy yeast, caramel, dark fruit & licorice

T- smoky char up front gives robust malty notes of chocolate, minerals, caramel & a hint of coffee, bitter finish with more smoky dark malt on the finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly creamy finish

O- classic English style porter that is robust yet drinkable

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Photo of PorterThwarter
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown in color and very cloudy. There's a fingernail of beige and moderate lacing. I smell notes of caramel and chocolate. The nose is as advertised with plenty of caramel and chocolate. The mouth is light, smooth, and creamy.

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Photo of azorie
4.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutBoi
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Beastcpa
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SayBoom
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Rich deep brown with ruby highlights under a 1” light tan head reduces to a thick film that delicately laces the.
S: Rich Malt aromas with slight chocolate, no roast, no coffee, no hop, no DMS, no diacetyl.
T: Rich, complex malt, chocolate, a little fruit and a slight sourness in the finish. Lingering dark malt tastes are not burnt or harsh and also not overly sweet or cloying. Finishes drier than you would expect.
F: Very creamy, medium body, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles make a full mouth feel, no astringency or burnt malt bitterness.
O: A very pleasant, drinkable porter with richer body and flavor than that found in some of the more ubiquitous northern English porters.

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Photo of TreeBear
3.32/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyingpig
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml Bottle from Whol Foods, Giffnock (£5.06):
This one was quite a nice beer and one that I'm actually glad came in the larger, 750ml bottle as it gave me extra time to fully appreciate the beer and enjoy it as it went down. The beer was a very easy on to drink thanks in no small part to the excellent balance of the beer but also because of the smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel and the touches of sweetness that appeared throughout. Definitely a beer that is well worth picking up if your lucky enough to stumble across it but it's not a stand out Meantime offering, just a solid and highly drinkable beer.

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London Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
4.01 out of 5 based on 457 ratings.
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