chriso (7536) - 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. jonno (2980) - JAPAN - NOV 5, 2009
Another poor Meantime beer for me. Looked like coca cola, with a thin palate. Nice faint chocolate in the mouth but otherwise thin, uninteresting and a general waste of time. JayBaxter (406) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
Dark clear brown with thin off white head, aroma is roasty with a malty coffee-ish taste SilkTork (5881) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2009
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Says "bottle conditioned ale" on the label, but there’s no evidence of that. On the contrary it has the clean feel of a cold filtered beer, and the crisp bite of forced carbonation. I know some brewers push the envelope on what is termed "bottle conditioned", but this brewer appears to have pushed right through to the other side. It might be that they had a problem with the bottle conditioning and went back to cold filtering, but didn’t have time to change the labels. Hmmm. Anyway, the flavour is what you’d expect from a dark beer - there’s some chocolate and stuff. It’s a bit greasy, a bit flabby, and generally lacking in character or finesse. Meantime make OK, drinkable beers lacking in excitement, interest or true quality, and this is fairly typical. Well, perhaps poorer than most. renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2009
hazy brown in colour, thick, fine bubbled beige head. smells strongly of spoilt old cooking apples and alcohol. very fizzy and extremely watery in flavour. very thin ... a faint taste of coffe, smoke and old pork. disapointing...
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2010
Bottled. Slightly sour, caramelly taste ration (2272) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Sulphuric off-taste. Quite pleasant, floral/soapy fuggle hops. Dryish maltiness and slightly fruity aftertaste. Somewhat sticky and bland mouthfeel.
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 19.11.2010 Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. A dark red brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is of caramel malt, smoke and some spices. The taste is light sweet, roasted malt, caramel and smoke. Medium body with a light smoked finish. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2008
Bottled. Pours out in a dark cloudy brown colour with a sticky white foam. Mild aroma of cocoa, roasted malts and coffee. Medium-bodied with sourish notes of burnt/roasted malts with sweet undertones of coffee. Acidic finish of burnt malts and brown sugar. Acidic, stale and infected. DeanF (2529) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
Smells of muddy, murky barley, not a crisp smell and not something I find very appealing. looks all right, a little light coloured for a stout and no real head. Taste is all right, a little watery as far as stouts go, with a dark roasted barley flavour. Very simple. Rather weak, in my opinion, for this style of beer.