Beer: Meantime London Porter
Type: English Porter
Appearance: Black, creamy beige head
Aroma: Alcohol forward, chocolate, roasted malts
Body & Texture: Zippy upfront from carbonation (not from alcohol), Medium bodied
Aftertaste: Chocolate, coffee, smokey
This was a gift from David’s Aunt Suzi for my bridal shower back in June. We’ve been holding on to it for a colder day. After David’s motorcycle class last Sunday (he passed!), and me doing chores pretty much all day long, we were definitely ready to open up this bad boy around 3:45. I’m not a huge connoisseur of porters to be fair, but I do enjoy tasting them. I’m glad Suzi got us this gift because it’s one I wouldn’t have bought for myself. It’s always nice to try beers that I wouldn’t have picked myself.
What I liked about this porter was it’s upfront zippiness from the carbonation. I always enjoy a beer that has great carbonation. The color was what I would expect, and the overall flavors of the beer were pleasant. What I wasn’t a fan of was the aroma. The aroma was pretty strong and kind of burned my nostrils a tad. As long as I didn’t take a deep breath while taking a sip I really enjoyed it. It had those chocolate/coffee flavors that you usually know and love while drinking porters. What I also enjoyed was a smokey flavor I was getting from it.
While I don’t think I’ll buy myself Meantime London Porter, I’m glad I got to try it. I think this is probably a pretty pricey beer according to their website. It was definitely a fun one to try, and if you ever get the opportunity to try it yourself you definitely should!