Brewed by Meantime
Style: Schwarzbier
Greenwich, England


on tap


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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".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (7774) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (7491) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7475) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7123) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 A Mes rate: 50cl bottle from Shamansburys
Opaque very dark red brown with a head that vanishes much to quickly to just a rim of off white foam. Decent coffee malt aroma but a slight soapyness lets it down. Flavour is better with lots of coffee and heavy dark chocolate. Slight lick of hops in the otherwise bitter choc finish. Decent overall but seriously lacking complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (6888) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6736) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2010
500 ml bottle. BBE 27.10.2011.
Pours a dark reddish brown colour with a small white head. Aroam of syrup and chocolate malts. Flavour of chocolate malts, mild coffee and a huge amount of salt. Not very pleasant. Medium bodied with a thin mouthfeel and a dry finish. Yet another average brew from Meantime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6715) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2009
(Bottle) Dark reddish brown colour with lasting, frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark bread, dried fruit, chocolate, some smoke and a touch of soy sauce. Malty, roasted taste with dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, dark bread and a touch smoke. Some confusing citric notes, that seem out of place. Medium body, rather dry. Slightly out of balance but still a nice beer.

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