Brewed by Meantime (Asahi)
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".

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (2039) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Strong smokey roasted coffee and urine (!) aroma. Still not that bad, but the toilet smell was a bit... off. Taste liqurice, salty, chocolate. Really black colour, thick white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (25736) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2007
Bottled. Deep ruby red colour with mediumsized head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee. Flavour is very much the same. Not that exciting flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15737) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2007
(Bottled) Very dark, clear cola color with a small, partly lasting head. Coffee-malty, dark-fruity, slightly roasty aroma with sourish malt. Roasty-burned-malty, dark-fruity flavor with an ashy, dry finish. Medium-bodied, slicky and low-carbonated palate. An acceptable, but not very interesting brew with a slight overdose of color malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobBestwick (870) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2007
Near black colored, little yellow head. Sweet, roasted, even obviously smoked aroma with some licorice. Medium bodied. Flavor starts also with nice and dominating smoke and sweet roastiness, caramel also here. Aftertaste turns to dry and mildly hopped. Carbonated brew with round ending.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (6244) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 500ml bottle from Sainsburys.Opaque dark brown in colour, not as black as most porters; rapidly vanishing beige head; chocolate aroma; spicy to start then developing a strong dry roasted malt flavour thats overpowering and leaves a rather caustic smokey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fin (9946) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2007
Bottle from Sainsbury, Heyford Hill, Oxford Poured looking every inch like a glass of coca cola, dark brown, bubbly and with beige head. Aroma a bit coppery like copper coins held in ones hand for a while, also I got a whiff of shandy bass. Tasted a bit smokey and sweetish but the coke similarities I mentioned earlier were in a way back again albeit another soft drink, as I got Dr Pepper, or sasparilla. Im going against the grain I think with my review as beers go ok, as soft drinks go this is fine and a soft drink is all I thought about when I drank this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17589) - 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. Its a kind of strong smokey porter. Would like a bit more depth in the mouth. Still a nice smoked beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8189) - 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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