Meantime London Porter

United Kingdom
Meantime London Porter
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

No fewer than seven malts go into our Porter, helping us recreate a recipe of 1750, specially chosen to bring you the flavours so loved by Londoners that demand for Porter made London the brewing capital of the world. Offering light roast malt on the nose and on the tongue a sweetish caramel gives way to a mouthful of smokey, dry maltiness, and an astringency on the finish that comes entirely from the brown, black and chocolate malts, rather than hops; and there are an awful lot of Fuggle hops in our Porter.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
Hops: 
Fuggles
Malts: 
Brown, Black, Chocolate
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This rich ale pours deep brown – almost black – with a claret glow when backlit. Cocoa nibs, bitter chocolate, roasted malt hints and undertones of prune and dark fruits permeate the aroma profile, while low carbonation levels increase the appreciation of the complex, dark malts on the palate. Flavor highlights include blackstrap molasses, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, roasted grains and brown malts backed by nuances of caramel sweetness and slightly burnt sugar. Earthy hops and mild esters are dominated by dark malt tannins that linger into the long aftertaste of this medium-bodied, creamy porter that finishes slightly dry on the palate and comes across as an excellent example of a Robust Porter.