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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (18188) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2008
Bottle. Somewhat hazy amber color, ok beige head. Fruityish chocolate aroma, roastedand with some citrus. Coffe and chocolate flavor, some smoked notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17298) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2007
500ml Bottle from Sainsbury. Very deep ruby with lasting dark beige head. Slightly smokey aroma. Decent milky coffee notes. It’s a kind of strong smokey porter. Would like a bit more depth in the mouth. Still a nice smoked beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Bottled (BB 10/2009)
Dark ruby color, small beige head. Nose has toffee, caramel, whiskey barrel kind of vanilla. Aroma is similar to Highland Park -whiskey (sniffed side by side with this). Medium-bodied. Sweet chocolate, some smokey notes, overall quite soft. Flavors are not attacking or overwhelming. Nice beer to sip and as it is "only" 5,4 %, not alcoholic (as "winter warmers" often are).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle 50 cl. Pours dark brown with off white creamy head. Strong malty roast aroma - coffee/chocoalte/dark fruits & a bit of smoke. Body is medium and soft and all around this is very pleasant & well made. Carbonation is quite british - rarely noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2008
Bottle at Nya Tröls, Malmö - shared with Mette. Almost black - offwhite head. Smokey taste & aroma. Chocolate, burned, roasted, brown sugar, caramel, dark bread, dried dark fruits, smooth body, portwine in the finish.,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2007
500ml bottle (Poseidon, Helsinki) Dark, almost black, tiny head.Salty liquorice aroma. Rich burnt taste, not too overpowering. Also good coffee and liquorice components. Full body, long burnt malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13232) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2008
Bottle condtioned, 500ml from Sainsbury’s, Banbury. Black with ruby hue, brown head. Full bodied Porter, heavy, roasty malty body, pleasantly dry, burnt notes, quite charry coffee notes. A little powdery on the palate leading to a bitter, long finsh. Went really well with Steak & Onions. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2015
Keg (5.9%) at The Mitre, near Lancaster Gate. It pours clear deep brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is pretty sweet, syrupy, caramel, chewy malt, brown sugars and dried fruits. The taste is bitter-sweet, toffee, dried fruits, toasted brown sugars, some earthy roast, cola and cardboard with a dry, sweetish finish. Medium body, average and sticky mouth-feel. A bit sweet and one-dimensional. OK I suppose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours a deep mahogany with a small, rather fizzy off white head. Aroma is rather roasted with a little background of coffee. Lively mouthfeel. Flavour is liqourice, coffee and a chocolate background. There is a smokiness to it as well. Perhaps this is a bit thin on the ground. But as it sits in the glass, it somehow settles a little and turns just 0.2 better.

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