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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9505) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9368) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101111.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of smoke, malts, faint licorice and caramel. Flavor of mild fruits, dark malts, licorice and some caramel notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle. High creamy good looking light brown head. Very dark red almost black body. Roasted barley malt aroma with coffee notes. Coffee also dominates the flavor which does not have much hops bitterness and feels creamy in the mouth and has vineous notes. Low carbonation, long coffee aftertaste.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2012
[4184-20111210] 500mL bottle. Mild wintery toasted grains aroma. Clear, dark amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Mild bandaid grains flavour has a lot of peaty leaf mould. Medium body. Tasty, mild English feel to it. (7/3/6/4/14) 3.4
(c/o tuqueboy, w/ him, jerc, others)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8435) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2008
Dark brown and clear. Has a real fine head, off-white and lasting. Aroma is sweet with notes of some acidity. Caramel. Flavor is heavy sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Home. Rated on 21.01.2011
Aroma is somewhat malty with roastiness, some coffee and chocolate. Flavour is also somewhat malty with coffee, chocolate and hints of nuts. The bottle says that this is ale. A porter or a schwartzbier? I cannot tell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8079) - ITALY - DEC 3, 2008
scura buona schiuma disreta un po grossolana persistenza note tostate in bocca malto malto tostato caramello discreto amaro

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle back to back with the London Stout. Dirty beige on clear ruby. Nice sweet roasted ashy aroma with espresso, oaky and bramble notes. Some raisin there. Faint oily hop presence, softer and fruitier than the stout but solid with roasty malts as before. Raisin and plum fruit, coffee. Feels like the same malt base as the stout. Nice roasted beer, but the body needs some plumping up. No alcohol. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2007
Bottle from Sainsburys. Near black with a short-lived tan head. Roasted coffee aroma with a dark fruit flavours and a slightly dry finish. Easy, smooth drinking but a bit lacking in character.

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