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


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RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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."

Grima's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2209) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, - NOV 18, 2012
500ml bottle from Bierzwerg. Pours pitch black with fine, creamy off-white head. Smells malty roasty, sweetish, with some coffee. Starts with lots of burnt malts and roasted coffee, hoppy bitter in the background. Middle part has some roasted malts, slight sweetish in background. Goes into a coffe-roasted finish with sweet caramel and burnt malts...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (409) - SINGAPORE - NOV 14, 2015
50cl bottle on 26-Sep-2015. Black with a generous beige coloured head. Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Aroma of cocoa. Slightly bitter chocolate taste, coffee and roasted malt. Slightly bitter aftertaste with lingering chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
charlotte (4945) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle.Almost black colour with medium beige head.Aroma is mild roasted and malty.Aroma is slight metallic and with flavor of chocolate milk and toasted caramel,slight bready with short finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (2309) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle from my local Waitress in Berko, pours a very dark brown with deep orange highlights and a rich tan head. The smell is molasses, roasted malt, dark fruit. The taste is roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit ending dry and roast with a touch of coffee. The body is light/medium with prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
borre_m (814) - NORWAY - SEP 19, 2015
Pours black. Aroma is slightly coffee, bread. Taste has a little too much burnt, its light and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (1394) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
Taste of malt with distinct coffee tones. Pure, deep, full-bodied stout with velvety mouth feeling and long elegant aftertaste.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (1876) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1826) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (646) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1658) - 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.

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