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


on tap


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Bottle - cold filtered. Seasonal - Winter. Cold fermented and lagered.
"Winter Warmer". "Bottle Conditioned Ale".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 18, 2007
50 cl. bottle. Pours a deep dark brown colour with a nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, some smoke and slight coffee. Good mouthfeel. the flavour has a good roasted maltineness with smoke, roasted caramel, dark fruits, bitter hops and liquorice. Roasty bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (14122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2007
500ml bottle (Poseidon, Helsinki) Dark, almost black, tiny head.Salty liquorice aroma. Rich burnt taste, not too overpowering. Also good coffee and liquorice components. Full body, long burnt malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a slim beige head. Aroma of fruit and smoke, liquorice and roast malts. Interesting mix of flavours, coffee, smoke, fruit, hops liquorice, spices and chocolate with a long bitter finish. Medium bodied, smooth, lightly carbonated. It works - nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2007
Reddish brown of color wth a beige head. An aroma of smoke, hints of fruits, sweets and liqurice. A flavor of liqurice, smoke, spice and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
[Sampled to VinterCup in Sdr. Bjert with Asger.] A porter? Hmmmmm, I find it different, but very nice. Nice notes of smooth burnness, ingredientfull of grass, wood, softness, coffee, cream, smoke, weak fruits and very english in its way. A mix of a mild bitter and a porter. An english schwarzbier!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle, Kiddlington Sainsbury’s. Deep black/brown, beige head. Grass, and charred wood aroma, sort of a bright burned smell, mixed with the almost burned smell of perked coffee (with a bit of artificial creamer). Strong drying roast character, blended with a puff of smoke and earthy hops. Fairly aggressive carbonation. There are some nice things about this beer, but it feels like it doesn’t quite know what it’s supposed to be. The smoke is an interesting surprise, but to my taste, it needs either less roast or more sweetness. As is, it feels unbalanced and kind of harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle. Black beer with a reddish tinge. The aroma is lightly roasted and bitter coffee, and the flavour is smoothly bitter, roasted and mildly sweet at the finish. Overall a nice smooth drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2007
Fair to middly - wanted this to be great, rich etc... Yes, there was a fantastic aroma, smokiness, and look, but lacks head, length, and legs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are molasses and chocolate with sweetened coffee. Some soft spices and vanilla. Flavours are caramel and chocolate. Smooth with light berries. Suitably dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours a deep mahogany with a small, rather fizzy off white head. Aroma is rather roasted with a little background of coffee. Lively mouthfeel. Flavour is liqourice, coffee and a chocolate background. There is a smokiness to it as well. Perhaps this is a bit thin on the ground. But as it sits in the glass, it somehow settles a little and turns just 0.2 better.

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