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Marks & Spencer County Carlow Irish Stout

Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
Paddington, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This full-bodied dry stout bottled in County Carlow, south-west of Dublin is based on an authentic recipe first introduced around 1740. Its taste was said to make grown men weep for more! Its unique blend of roasted malts, grains and bitter hops ensures a deliciously balanced and smooth flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (491) - - NOV 16, 2015
Sampled from a bottle. Reddish brown going on black, with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste of coffee and dark chocolate. Slightly chalky, mineral flavour and a watery mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Dry and bitter taste with hardly any sweetness. A nice Irish Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours near black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roast, light coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle from M&S Berkhamsted. Very dark brown colour but has reddish clairty and an off white head. Nose is minerally, roasted malt, barley cereal chaff, caramel. It’s not a hugely roasty malt nose. Bit of roasted black coffee. Taste is minerally, roasted malt, burnt malt, very dry roasted bitterness on the tongue. Almost sweetness at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (510) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Decent nice roastiness about it small tan head dry chalky finish bottle at home dark fruits lurking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3481) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Umami and red fruit. Dry and lightly roasty. Burnt-bitter. Hint of tangy fruit on the finish, reminiscent of Brett.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1827) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2015
Brown in color with a small beige head. It has a distinctive caramel and toffi aroma. It does smell like a coffee candy. Watery body and it has a very delicate carbonation. It tastes like coffee. Good burned grain taste. The finish is coffee like. Overall narrow and straight forward. Poor complexity but intensively enough coffee like to be amused.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2024) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2015
Couleur noire, très légère mousse. Nez leger grains de café. Gout malté, grain de café avec note de café moulu. Corps leger. Fin de café et note réglisse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaghana (4957) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle 50cl kindly shared by Dominique. a dark beer almost without head. Nose is low on dark malt. Aroma is on dry dark malt, ashes, even light smoked notes, low body. Finish on dark coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 9, 2015
500ml bottle (M&S Rocca al Mare, Tallinn)
Pretty black, small tight head. Very nice estery stout aroma, pleasant dry dark roast, touch of chocolate, even some zing that reminds me of ginger. Less exciting in the mouth, but still a pretty solid quaffable dry stout. Just a nice clean roast, burnt but not astringent. Hint of chocolate, but nowhere near the excitement of the aroma. Finish a bit burnt but brief.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koshack (838) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Piana drobna, beżowa. Ładnie koronkuje. Kolor czarny. W aromacie z butelki wyraźna kwaskowa nuta. Wyraźne palone aromaty. Lekko ziemiste. Gorzka czekolada. Trochę słodkich nut w zapachu, jakby laktoza. W smaku kwaskowe, lekko palone. Piwo lekkie, ale nie wodniste. Pozostawia lekki kwaskowaty posmak. Przyjemne lekkie, angielskie. Trochę za wysokie wysycenie.

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