London Porter | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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460 Ratings
London PorterLondon Porter
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:
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Added by GCBrewingCo on 08-28-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,542
Reviews:
287
Ratings:
460
pDev:
10.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
48
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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyingpig
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
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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Photo of pluto901
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rlovitt
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Black body with a healthy bright beige head.
S: Not a lot going on here. A bit of coffee and black chocolate. Has a bit of that stouty chlorinated flavour.
T: Initially a bit tasteless, but opens up when it warms. Still getting that annoying cholirated flavour. Otherwise, completely dry and a bit sour. Smokey with some nice muddiness. Just a hint of dried fruits.
O: Chlorine!!!!!!! Not a world-class beer but then not a world-class brewery.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eastbaysteve
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light roast and dark cocoa malt in aroma. Nice, chocolatey flavor, nutty malt backbone, with a lightly bitter finish. Great example of the style, albeit a touch sweet.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of thelostchord
4.32/5  rDev +8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Travisjutin
2.9/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of spinrsx
3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $6.50 or so

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy/fizzy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. There is also some vanilla and a bit of an odd musty/fishy type of flavour I can't put my finger on.

Overall - I think my bottle might be a little out of date. Unless the sour milk/oyster type flavour in intentional? A decent beer but the 750ml format is not ideal for me. Worth a try.

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Photo of Gr8one99
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of hanchul
4.56/5  rDev +14%

Photo of cgrunin
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of david18
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

London Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 460 ratings