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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Schwarzbier
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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Bottle - cold filtered. Seasonal - Winter. Cold fermented and lagered.
"Winter Warmer". "Bottle Conditioned Ale".


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Garrat (1282) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle.Chestnut red with a medium head,aroma of malt molasses brown sugar and metal,taste of molasses malt smoke and metal,sweet dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Not a true winter ale in any respect. Too light in both colour and palette. In its own right it’s not a bad beer but there’s always the feeling that something’s lacking. Smoky aroma, touch of roasted malt bitterness and residual sweetness. They’re a better brewer than this undistinguished showing..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2009
Pours dark brown with a small head. Nose has alot of chocolate and sweeter, smokey malt notes. Palate transaltes well, more choc with mild coffee and a very slight smoked malt character. Overall, a pretty straightforward beer, nothing overly inspiring, given the choice i’d much rahter go for their london porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2009
500ml bottle. Thick black colour with a tan foam head of big bubbles. Medium bodied with an aroma of chocolate and coffee that invites you in . Bitter and tart in a good way. Burnt chocolate taste, light in the mouth and not as thick tasting as it looks.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2009
light, sweetish and slightly spicy with a little warming alcohol, not sure I’d rate it as a stout though. slips down a treat on a chilly night. okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2009
Dark bown body with a small head. Light roasted malt aroma, thin in the taste, a little sweet and nothing really standing out for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - APR 17, 2009
Smoky roasty and sweet stout with a bitter finnish. Simple but very pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2009
Bottle from Sainsburys. Looks like a glass of coke. Very mellow for a stout, light on the usual type flavours you’d expect. Nice enough and drinkable but lacking any knackers. Had it not slipped down so easy I wouldn’t have rated it so high. It’s downability gives it points in my book.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle, from Sainsburys, May 2008. Dark brown. Very lively. Madly overcarbonated on the palate. Consequently rather acidic mouthfeel. Some spices. All rather hidden by the fizz. Maybe a bit vinous. Perhaps a dodgy batch. Re-rate when possible.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1421) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2009
On tap @ Man Of Kent.had this r after their Chocolate Porter.lotta chocolate and roast stuff.Textures are overweight.Big and hench.Coffee sharp bitterness.little dry.Good’un.


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