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".

RobBestwick's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobBestwick (776) - Calgary, Alberta, - NOV 26, 2007
Bottled sample. Roasted coffee and chestnut aroma. Classic dark porter appearance with a dark yellow head. Flavours are black coffee, with undertones of nuts, cherries and strawberries. Syrupy texture with a pleasant cough medicine like finish. Superb.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (11367) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ration (2087) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 19.11.2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8740) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (7874) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (5651) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
500ml Bottle conditioned beer, best before 25 Nov 2010, drank and reviewed on 10 Nov 2010, 15 days before it became old! Poured carefully into an ’Abbot Ale’ tankard. No sediment appeared to get into the glass, so the dark, dark ruby red body was clear when held up to a strong light source. On top sat a tan coloured foaming head. Intence malty, rich, peaty smelling aroma hit the nose. The taste was a mild smokey maltiness, from the smoked malts mentioned on the rear of the label no doubt. The malt flavours stay in the mouth, but a hop bitterness appeared as the beer left the throat and sank into my body. Well carbonated and not as creamy or rich as some Winter Warming Porters I’ve had, but very pleasant never-the-less. Easy to drink and ideal on a cold winters evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8014) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ralphdot (1026) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
5.4% light brown colour with a good head, dark chocolate aroma, chocolate stout taste, a nice warming beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9253) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle from Beermerchants.Light brown color with medium brown head. thin to medium body.Roasted malty aroma, with some fruit, spices, caramel and a sour touch. Flavor is sweet malty, little sour, fruits,coffee, roasted malts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cunningham (6461) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 Bottle. Deep brown colour with an off white head. Spicy and sweet aroma. A lot of smoked barley in the flavour.

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