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


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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tlind2 (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2011
500 ml bottle. Clear reddish-brown color, tan head. Sweet, spicy aroma. Nutmeg? Nutty flavor with syrupy notes. Medium body, medium carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 5, 2011
Intriguing fruity spicy nose on this chestnut brown ale. Chocolate, cinnamon and a hint of smoke. At first sweet chestnut and a hint of vanilla, with a slight acrid chocolate bitter malt and long fruity finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1766) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2011
very nice warmer for the cold autumn nights. Let it warm well and enjoy. heavyish mouthfeel. very dark colour and a off white head

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2875) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle from Theatre of Wine, Greenwich. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Smoke and fresh tobacco aroma with a hint of raisin. Chocolate, smoke and some coffee flavours. Roasty, smoky-dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2011
[500ml bottle, Sainsbury’s, Bethnal Green] Dark brown beer with a thin white head, which reduces quickly. Deep, roasty chocolate aromas. On the taste, plenty of toasted chocolate malt. Touch of smoke in there as well. Gets sweet after a while, with some vanilla notes, before the bitter finish. Good winter warmer [13122007]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17681) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 13, 2011
Etwas gesüßt wirkender Malzantrunk, eher mild. Im Mittelteil zwar insgesamt kräftiger, angesichts der 5,4% sogar ziemlich aromatisch. Wenig herb, die hintergründigen Schokoladennoten werden noch stärker und kommen bald in den Vordergrund, abgestimmt und sehr passend. Eine minimale Säurlichkeit passt ebenfalls sehr gut ins Bier, sie wird aber schnell von der Malzigkeit überdeckt, die von Sekunde zu Sekunde schokoladiger wird. Ein durchaus gelungenes Winterbier, passend aromatisch und süß genug, um einem den Winter zu versüßen. 11/11/11/10/13/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
Didn’t know this was classed as a Schwarzbier until saw it categorised here, but that is pretty much right, although as one would expect with a Winter bottled ale it has a bit more flavour and complexity than the average German Black Beer. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate, coffee undercurrents and smoky fires in the flavour. Some sweet caramel and subtle bitterness on the finish. Really nice drinkable Winter Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle - Very dark. Tan head. Roasted malts. Sweet and fruity at first followed by loads of smoke/ash and coal tar. Low to medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
11th October 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Pleasant beer with subtle coffee and smoky notes. Some subtle sweetness, certainly no bitterness. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle@Home. Quite malty aroma, lightly roasted. Dark brown, light brown head, fair lace. Sweetish, light bitter, malty, lightly roasted, light herbal hops. Easy going.

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