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


on tap


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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle. Nice ruby red/copper brown color, rich and fluffy head. The first thing that strikes me in the aroma is the smoke. Wasn´t really expecting that, but as a great fan of Bamberg, it´s all good. Unfortunately, nothing else really happens with this beer, and it ends up feeling like a pretty lame copy of Schlenkerla´s Märzen. The palate is weak, and in the end the brew feels rather watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2008
Brown color with a red glow. Creamy tan head. Surprisingly light aroma of roasted malt, cocoa and some strange floral hint of soap. Flavor is roasty with coffee, dark chokolate and smoked ham.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a very dark reddish brown with a quick to go head. Strong aroma of dark malts and then coffee and dark chocolate and malts in the mouth. This to me is more of a porter though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - FEB 12, 2008
An oily black beer with a lasting beige head. There was a distinct sour apple/cider aroma as it poured which soon disappeared to a coffee cake mixed with a woody/whiskey alcohol aroma. Flavours of more coffee cake, some spicey bitterness and very faint smoke. a nice porter in my opinion.

   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2009
500cl bottle. Bought in a Sainsburys in the West Midlands by my son. Poured a very dark brown with a white creamy head but a bit light for a porter. Taste was quite bitter but balanced by a background sweetness with both coffee and chocolate notes. A very pleasant winter beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle 500ml. Pours a dark brown/red colour, with a small beige head. Head lasted all of a minute. A sweet aroma of lightly roasted coffee. The coffee is there in the taste too, along with a certain smokiness and berries. Has a liquorice aftertaste. A little soapy towards the end. Okay for an occasional drink, but you would soon get tired of it if you had it too often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2009
Lovely aromas coming off this beer including molasses and a smokey fireplace smell. The flavours are of smoked oak, burnt sugar and some coffee which are exactly what you want in a winter ale. The main complaint is the flavour leaves your mouth too early.

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