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


on tap


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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2010
500 ml bottle. BBE 27.10.2011.
Pours a dark reddish brown colour with a small white head. Aroam of syrup and chocolate malts. Flavour of chocolate malts, mild coffee and a huge amount of salt. Not very pleasant. Medium bodied with a thin mouthfeel and a dry finish. Yet another average brew from Meantime.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esox (1213) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2010
Bottled. Slightly sour, caramelly taste Sulphuric off-taste. Quite pleasant, floral/soapy fuggle hops. Dryish maltiness and slightly fruity aftertaste. Somewhat sticky and bland mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2010
500ml Bottle at Pumphouse, Sydney. Pours a dark brown, with a thick beige head. The aroma is roasted malts with a hint od citrus and caramel/toffee. Fairly thin in the mouth, but not unpleasantly so. Flavours are sweet caramel with chocolate, a light citrus and some berries. light bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear, very dark brownish ruby with a short off-white head that shrinks to surface cover fairly quickly. Aroma is mildly roasty and quite fruity with notes of raisins, dates, cherries and chocolate. Flavour is maltier than the aroma, with hints of caramel, coffee, wood and biscuit, but the fruity notes are pretty much the same. Light, thin body with moderate carbonation and a lingering roasty finish. Not too bad overall but could have been much better with a bit more body and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (1677) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2010
Carted a bottle over to Berlin with me. Deep dark brown beer, tan head. Aroma is particularly spicy, bit notes of roasted malt and mollasses. Doesn’t give away too much. Quite thick texture, bolstered by a relatively low carbonation. Considerably sweet body; chocolate, raisins, milky coffee, cinnamon like spice and peppery phenolics. Finish has a relatively low bitterness. Seems like a nightcap sort of beer, without the all important booze!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2010
Dark amber with a thick tan head. Malty with chocolate notes. Hops, coffee and hops. Medium body with dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2010
Pours reddish brown, tan head. Raisiny nose, hint of choc, bit of spice. Flavour has a slight sweetness, chocolate malt, a little bit of raisin fruit. Just not screaming winter to me. It’s a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3046) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2010
Dark brown, rapidly dissipating beige head. Mild roasted malt aroma with caramel and some port and lemon. Taste is chocolate sweet with some dark fruit backed with a gentle but insistent bitterness. Just slightly oily/ sticky body, but it’s pretty light. Dry finish with some smoke. Draws you in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gowdy (915) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2009
Reddy brown beer. Not great, a little disappointing. Out a bottle at parent’s house.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1389) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
My bottle is different the one on the picture. Same brewery though. Best before 17th December 2010. Poured from a 500ml bottle bought from Sainsburry’s (whilst I could find it) into a Budvar tankered glass. No smoke from the bottle. Pours a thick red/brown colour. Lovely red texture. Like Newcastle Brown Ale x300%. Really nice touch. The head is creamy and raised but simmers down to a lght creamy head similar to Budvar Dark funilly enough. Aroma is good, dark chocolate roasted malts, chocolate, burnt toast and biscuits. Leather, vanilla and raisen texture. A very nice winter warmer. I recommend. I’d love to have this at the brewery. This is a fantastic beer by one of my favourite domestic breweries.

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