Naval College Old Porter | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

Naval College Old PorterNaval College Old Porter
BA SCORE
89.1%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 119 ratings
Naval College Old PorterNaval College Old Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The London brewers were at the forefront of applying new scientific and technological advances to beer making. Consequently the manufacture of Porter changed considerably during its life. By the time the Old Brewery was built in 1836 Porter was a blend of 'stock' or 'stale' beer, matured in giant wooden tuns for up to two years, with young or 'mild' beer.

Meantime Hospital Porter (called Naval College Old Porter in the US) is made in the same fashion. 24 months oak aging in used Bruichladdich Octomore barrels has lent a woody, intensely peaty smokiness to our 'stock' Porter, which we have blended with a younger beer. This latter adds vitality to the brew. Hospital Porter one beer that is best not over-chilled, and, like the original Porters, will mature with age.

This beer has only been available on draught at the Old Brewery at the Old Royal Naval Hospital—until now. We have done our best to ensure that the beer would be recognizable to the retired sailors whom the original Royal Naval Hospital brewery was set up to supply.

Added by Brad007 on 07-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,673
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
119
Liked:
106
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
9.13%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a somewhat cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, off white head that lasted an average amount of time. OK lacing.

S: A muted aroma of malt, coffee, and not much else.

T: Tasted of light notes of coffee, chocolate, malt, and an almost medicinal quality. A very thin, uninteresting flavor. No ingredient ever seems to be assertive enough. Not so great.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a very dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: It's kind of hard to figure why this beer has such a high rating. It's bland, watery and not particularly well done. Could have been better.

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Naval College Old Porter from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Beer rating: 89.1% out of 100 with 119 ratings
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