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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
Deep mahogany with a medium beig head. Sweet aroma with tobacco, caramel and roasted malt. Flavour was sweet with roasted malt, caramel and hints of chocolate. Finished sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 18, 2007
50 cl. bottle. Pours a deep dark brown colour with a nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, some smoke and slight coffee. Good mouthfeel. the flavour has a good roasted maltineness with smoke, roasted caramel, dark fruits, bitter hops and liquorice. Roasty bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
Very dark ruby red with a small, creamy head. The aroma has a light sweetness, notes of malt and smoke. The flavour has a light sweetness, notes of roasted malt, smoke, fruit, syrup, light citrus and the finish is dry with a light bitterness and a rather pronounced smoky note. This nice brew has a rather full body!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2008
A winter warmer for a cold summer day in the Arctic. Bottle shared at Charley’s post-birthday party in Tromsø. Off-white head over a dark brown body. Smoked aroma with hints of grain. Dark fruits and nutty malts in flavour. Smooth bitter ending. An easy drinking porter a bit out of tune (14.06.2008).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2008
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget. BB 021010. Slight hazy copper color, nice tan to light brown head. Acidic and smoke scent, perhaps some lemon. Acidic to sour taste, must be infected. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness. Too bad. Heard this was a problem with part of this batch, since the batch of old smoked bock to Sweden was infected as well, sort of gives me the idea they have huge problems.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2010
500 ml bottle. Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with small tan head. Coffee, hops and roasted malt in aroma. Flavour is pretty much the same. Some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are molasses and chocolate with sweetened coffee. Some soft spices and vanilla. Flavours are caramel and chocolate. Smooth with light berries. Suitably dark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
2011-12-10. Crisp light brown body with a nice beige head. 3+ Lightly spicy, modest malt aroma, hints at caramel? Similar flavour, light spice, nice modest malt character has muted accents of caramel or toffee, perhaps chestnuts if you look for it. Average plus bodied palate. Its a touch light for a winter warmer, my overall impression is that this is better suited for a wintery English pub night on cask, but remains pretty enoyable. Bottle shared by Tuqueboy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2007
Small greige head, fed by well-carbonated black beer with a mauve shine. Very little aroma at first - wet cardboard. Then some roasted/burnt malts appear, as well as dried berries and old coffee powder. Very expressed (-o?) coffee taste, even aftertaste of stale coffee-and-cream. Quite bitter edge, faintly hoppy, and a bit smokey. Liquid brown sugar solution. Medium bodied at best, bit slick. Rather light porter, not very assertive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2007
Bottled. A black beer with very little head. The aroma is very smoky burnt. Like a winter fireside. The taste is roasty with deep dark fruits. Plenty of burnt malts. Very nice and a suitable beer with the snow falling outside.

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