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

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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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."


3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Edmis (18) - LITHUANIA - AUG 21, 2015
Surprisingly very fruity very dark stout with seamingky pake taste. Still tastes good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (1809) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Keg at Brew Wharf, Borough Market. Black with a thick creamy head. Once it had warmed a little (still don’t understand why craft brewers kill their great flavours by serving the beer so cold) it was a lovely smooth stout with rich chocolate and roast malt flavours. The roasting hasn’t been overdone so it’s not bitter or burnt- it’s not sweet either- Goldilocks would no doubt think it was "just right" and the perfect accompaniment for the chocolate pud that the thieving cow was no doubt about to nick from poor baby bear. Very easy to drink, this goes down a treat. A lovely stout... oh, hang about, I’ve just gone to add my rating and I’m astonished to find it’s actually a schwarzbier. Would never have guessed, to think that a schwarz is a decent stout is a pretty good compliment for a schwarz I reckon (even if I was misled by the name!). Easily my highest rated schwarz to date.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
Funny how it is an old Londonian stout and in the "meantime" a lager.... Anyway the beer isn’t bad. It had indeed a rich malty character of a typical stout with a bit dark fruit aroma to it. It mostly rich chocolate. Easy to drink with dairy and chocolate flavor. Aftertaste still dairy and a bit like milk chocolate in the background. Very mild taste overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (473) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1461) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1328) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (2168) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (331) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (943) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (208) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: Waitrose (Romsey). Large head. Roasted and slightly bitter malts.


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