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

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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."


Lambister's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lambister (288) - - NOV 16, 2012
50 cl bottle. Clear, dark brown colour with a dense medium-sized tanned foamy head. Roasted malty aroma with notes of chocolate. Moderately roasty bitter flavour, light bodied with a slightly sharp carbonation. Quite slim, roasty bitter finish. Light-bodied but still tasty.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vladivostok (312) - 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 (810) - 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 (137) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Pint Glass. Supplier: Waitrose (Romsey). Large head. Roasted and slightly bitter malts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DIBBLE (89) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vells (925) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (74) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1830) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts spicy dark fruits and some hops flavor roasted malts spicy some laurel dark fruits and hops

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lobs_ols (349) - LATVIA - MAR 7, 2015
Black, weak white head. Roastiness, some caramel on the nose. Medium body, sweet caramel, cocoa flavour. Finishes bit bitter. Rather nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast malts, chocolate, taste is similar, dry.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vidmidia (70) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - FEB 9, 2015
Opaca, escura. Espuma âmbar, média e de curta duração. Aroma de café, caramelo e defumado. Amarga, levemente ácida, com toques defumados. Retrogosto amargo com toques de chocolate e final adocicado.


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