Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Schwarzbier
Greenwich, England


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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Keg and bottle. Cold fermented and lagered. Filtered.
"Meantime’s London Stout is very much an old London beer as it would be made today."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (325) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Looks the part with the typical black and white appearance of a stout but the aroma is rather weak and you really have to try to get any roastiness into your nostrils. Similarly, the mouthfeel is somewhat thin but the finish typically bitter. Probably works best if you drink it with your eyes shut and pretend it’s a bitter. Mediocre at best. Followed it down with a bottle of Hook Norton’s excellent Double Stout and there really was no contest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1397) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose, consumed at home. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Coffee and liquorice on the nose, with hints of saltwater taffy and woodsmoke. Sweet creamy taste with hints of stone fruit, condensed milk and stewed vegetable in the finish. Fairly weak body. Above average all in all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1246) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
Negra opaca. Espuma crema abundante pero que en seguida se disipa. Aroma a café. Cuerpo ligero, pero cremosa. Impecable sabor que mezcla muy bien un tono frutal con un final muy seco y amargo, de café. Muy sabrosa. Muy bebible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (107) - SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose. (£2.09) Pours creamy. Overall impression is it's a quite delicate stout, with some flavour present, but nothing too special. Cairngorm's Black Gold (slightly weaker at 4.4% ABV) has much more complexity. Average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vells (1004) - Riga, LATVIA - APR 13, 2015
Quite a disappointment. Schwarzbier for me should be nearly around stout, but you cant call 4.5 ABV "stout". Mostly water with some evident roasted malt presence. Thats about it Light cocoa background, moderate to light sweetness, light bitterness. Watery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2104) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours deep brown with a cream head. A little coffee in the aroma. The taste is roast notes and spice. The spiciness dominates the roast flavours making this a fairly poor stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (142) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: Waitrose (Romsey). Large head. Roasted and slightly bitter malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (385) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 20, 2015
Escura,opaca,belo creme marrom com boa retenção;no nariz um agradável aroma de malte torrado,baunilha,chocolate amargo,notas cítricas;sabor equilibrado,cremoso,com o gosto de café da torrefação se destacando e um leve amargor ao fundo,corpo médio,final seco,álcool bem inserido,boa drinkability,retrogosto longo ligeiramente amargo. Stout leve,gostosa,fácil de beber,gostei.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle; pours dark brown with a beige head; aroma of coffee with hints of chocolate and vanilla; taste is a little lighter than what I expected with coffee, molasses, and vanilla with a hint of caramel; has dry light bitter, coffee finish; good but not great stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
From 500ml bottle. Short tan head over dark beer. Aroma is roasted malt. Palate is fizzy, thick and slightly astringent. Flavour is grassy, dark malt, dregs of black coffee, distant licorice in the dry slightly bitter finish. Bottle label says it’s a Malt only recipe but also displays the Yeast, Malt, Water, Hops logo which is a bit misleading.

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