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Marks & Spencer County Carlow Irish Stout

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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
London, England

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S the gyle, Edinburgh. Pours black, thin beige head. Aromas of light coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is mineral, chocolate, coffee. Quite fruity at the end, but a bit thin. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (866) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle 50cl. from M&S Amsterdam. Opaque almost black, redbrown hue against the light, big frothy tan head, mostly lasting, good lacing; aroma sweet and roasty malts, cocoa, dark chocolate, brown sugar, coffee, hint of citrus; taste light sweet and moderate bitter, roasty notes; medium body, oily bit watery texture, soft carbonation; mild bittersweet finish, light spicy notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HerrBierkoenig (350) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 3, 2014
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: 11/2014. Pours clear dark brown liquid, red to brown against light, medium brown frothy head, Aroma: sweet, roasty, dark chocolate, milk, Taste: light sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, roasty notes, espresso, dark chocolate, citrus, at the beginning some metallic off taste, bit watery, but at the end with higher temperature ok. Palate: medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, long bitter-sour finish. Overall: expected more fro an Irish dry Stout, but drinkable - after warming up a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (2178) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at M&S. Aroma mostly roasty, suggests dryness. Lightly soapy. Clear very dark colour, beige head. Taste is fairly dry, particularly towards the finish. Simple one-dimensional roasty flavour, might even be too strong for me, lightly burnt. However overall a decent irish stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, caramel, coffee, chocolate. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3070) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle 0,5ltr: Opaque black colored brew with an dry bitter taste with great hints of roasted malts and chocolate. Bought this one at Marks & Spencer, the Hague.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2395) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle from Marks & spencer. Tasty stout, with a body of roasted malt and nice notes of coffee and cacao. Nice roasted aftertaste. Good beer, especially for a supermarket.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (974) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
500ml bottle, pours black with tan head. aroma rich malt, chocolate, coffee, palate full and creamy with a dry balanced finish. Very nice sessionable stout.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1800) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours nearly black color, white head. Aroma is roasted malt, bit sugary, hints of wood and smoked. Taste is medium bitter, roasted malt, coffee. Bitter coffee aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2615) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, poured into a big Guinness glass. ABV 4.5% A tone lighter before it becomes totally black, two fingers tall dark brown head, thick, with good retention,leaving spots of lacing around the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cold coffee, oats. Taste has again roasted malts, plenty of coffee and especially on the finish, oats, light dark chocolate. Mildly bitter aftertaste that insists. Medium body, good carbonation giving a bite at the end, dry palate. Overall a more than decent beer, especially considering its made exclusively for a supermarket.


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