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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Robinsons

Style: Porter
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle: Pasteurised


LED40's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LED40 (76) - - DEC 27, 2012
A decent chocolate porter but nothing exceptional. Mild grain, caramel and chocolate smell with chestnut appearance - not as dark as most porter’s I’ve had. The taste is quite bitter at the start which then rounds off with roasted malt and milk choclate at the back end. A thin and dry mouthfeel which actually masks the 6% abv very well. Probably best to have with a rich pudding.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tinylightsrecs (292) - - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle from Marks and Spencer Team Valley. Pours dark brown/red. Flavours of chocolate, roast nuts. Quite thin and watery though

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackafholmes (508) - - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from m&s. Copper with cream coloured head. Aroma is milk chocolate and roasty malts. Taste a bit bland, slighty sweet and bitter. A bit watery and fizzy for a porter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (328) - - JAN 13, 2015
Purchased from the local M & S. A pale copper colour, the palest porter that I have ever seen. Chocolate aromas. The taste is sweet and dominated by chocolate flavours. Not much roasted malt. The chocolate taste is strange, a little stale tasting. The finish is very short, with little in the way of lingering taste. The initial taste is better than the finish, making this beer slightly disappointing. Not really a porter, more like a chocolate-flavoured light bitter.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mighty_meadow (297) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S. Pours dark red rather than black like a porter usually does. Smells of cocoa powder. Initially tastes of nice chocolate but it soon starts to taste artificial. Quite a bad, sour, alcohol finish. Excellent start but bad finish.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
allmyvinyl (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S, the Gyle, Edinburgh. Pours clear copper (?), nice off-white head. Aromas are cocoa powder, creamy sweet. Slightly artificial. Taste is far to sweet. This is like an Alcopop. Chocolate flavoured drink barely related to beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (973) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle 50cl. from M&S Amsterdam. Color clear amber brown. Small frothy beige head, recedes after a while to a thin layer, light lacing; aroma sweet malty, cocoa, milk chocolate, hint of vanilla; taste moderate sweet, light bitter, milk chocolate, some toffee; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; finish dry bittersweet, earthy notes.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1424) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S. Colour is deep amber with an off-white foamy head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, fruit and cacao. Flavour is sweet and malty with strong cacao and caramel. Medium body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (3119) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2014
Flaske nr. 2 på dag 2, RBHD-samlingen hos Asle Bjørn, og rett etter Strubbes Chocolat. Litt mørkere farge og sjokoladesmak enn denne. Kort skum. Den desidert lyseste porter jeg noengang har sett. Og hva er "natural chocolate flavouring" som de iflg etiketten har brukt? Minner mest om gamle moccabønner som er blitt oppbevart for varmt over lengre tid.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
abemorsten (3033) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Shared bottle. Clear orange golden body with a white film. Dried fruits and vanillin on the nose and in the mouth. Medium bodied. Long wooden gentle bitterness

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5462) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Shared 500 ml bottle at local tasting, bought at M&S in Guernsey. ABV is 6.0%. Cognac colour, the palest "porter" I’ve seen. Moderate aroma of chocolate and dust. Chocolate flavour, but not very sweet. Bitter finish and aftertaste. Robinsons can do better than this.


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