Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Robinsons

Style: Porter
London, England


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LED40's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LED40 (51) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (9835) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Brown color. Hazelnuts, caramel and chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet, nutty soft roasty flavor with caramel and chocolate. Roasty finish. Maybe a bit sticky.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maakun (329) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
Clear reddish brown with medium off-white head. Earthy, cardboard, moldy bread, chalk, a hint of roasted malts and sweet chocolate syrup. Not much taste actually, light sweet maybe with a hint of chemical bitterness in the finish. Thin bodied, watery feel. The moldy notes are very off-puting, but the rest is not much better. Very bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dutchbeerpages (1473) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
the head makes it somewhat ok to look at. has that milky/chocolate aroma. Watery chocolate milk that has too much water and too little artificial chocolate powder. Really thin, not very good. Bottle from the M&S Amsterdam.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Countbeer (4072) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker glass: Beige foamy head on top of a clear amber brown colored beer. Aromas of malts, nuts, toast, milk chocolate, light soap and a sprinkle of something chalky. Flavour is quite full on milk chocolate and there’s mats, toast, bread, some dried leaves, some chalk, bitter and light herbal... Aftertaste is bitter, malty, some chocolate and a hint of herbs woth some toast. Low to medium carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Quite boring, but easy drinker and it’s not that terrible, just a load of malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (834) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2014
Heldere koperen kleur met een aardige kraag. Ruikt mout en verder weinig. Smaakt iets bitter, mout. Proef of ruikt nergens chcoolade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
__Rb81 (91) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is a bit too watery chocolate. Ok and easy to drink, but nothing special

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4293) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter, chocofudge in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
worldbeertaste (1551) - AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2014
Deep copper with a tan frothy, lacy, thin, lasting head. Smells of chocolate extract, liquorish, and a bit of soil. Earthy. Medium to full frothy body. Tastes of chocolate extract with a vanilla and a chocolate extract finish. A bit of chemical too. Not too nice. As a porter this is a full fail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3591) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle from M&S, Den Haag. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is all chocolate. The flavour is medium bitter light sweet with a chocolate, toffee bittersweet slightly watery hop bitter palate with a short hop bitter light metallic finish. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Not too bad, but more like a premium ESB with chocolate!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (4689) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
50cl bottle from Marks & Spencer, the Hague. Clear amber pour (shouldn’t it be black or dark brown?). Thin off white head. . A bit watery.

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