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 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1699) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
hazy brown in colour, thick, fine bubbled beige head. smells strongly of spoilt old cooking apples and alcohol. very fizzy and extremely watery in flavour. very thin ... a faint taste of coffe, smoke and old pork. disapointing...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (6148) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2009
Färg: Kaffe, lätt och snabbt försvinnade skum Doft: Kaffe, mäsk?, vörtbröd Smak. Mörk rostat kaffe, fyllig smak som försvinner omgående. Sista ex i Karlskoga (utställnings dito). Provdatum: 2008-12-27

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonno (2462) - JAPAN - NOV 5, 2009
Another poor Meantime beer for me. Looked like coca cola, with a thin palate. Nice faint chocolate in the mouth but otherwise thin, uninteresting and a general waste of time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Roasted malty aroma with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty sweetish caramel flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty finish with some hints of bitterness in the aftertaste and some hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1346) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 12, 2009
Tasted from 500ml bottle into a pint glass. An opaque black beer with a dark red hue and a moderate beige head. Nose of burnt coffee, bitter dark chocolate, warm chestnuts, dark fruits and toffee. Nice dark roasted malts on the palate with a smoky bitter dark chocolate finish. Medium bodied without the richness of many other stouts. Tastes more reminiscent of a schwarzbier to me but still nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobinlondon (1287) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2009
Bottlefrom Sainsbury’s on special for 85p! Chestnut red with a natural lacey magnolia head. Hints of milk chocolate and a gentle smokyness. Rounded toffee finish with minimal hops. This sure as hell ain’t a stout.!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
Smells of muddy, murky barley, not a crisp smell and not something I find very appealing. looks all right, a little light coloured for a stout and no real head. Taste is all right, a little watery as far as stouts go, with a dark roasted barley flavour. Very simple. Rather weak, in my opinion, for this style of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2009
(Bottle) Dark reddish brown colour with lasting, frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark bread, dried fruit, chocolate, some smoke and a touch of soy sauce. Malty, roasted taste with dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, dark bread and a touch smoke. Some confusing citric notes, that seem out of place. Medium body, rather dry. Slightly out of balance but still a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2009
Small biege head good carbonation,very dark red/brown pour.Aroma chocolate,caramel nice roasted aromas,coffee,flavour chocolate and coffee,slight caramel malt roasted tastes,not a strong bitterfinish lovely malt tastes,smooth and roasted goodness.

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