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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
London, England

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (758) - 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 (1052) - 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 (1999) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (784) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 3, 2014
500 ml bottle from M&S. Deep brown, big foamy tan head. Nice dry roasted malt in the nose, some dark chocolate, a little coffee, leather and roasted barley. Flavour is dry, roasted malt, a hint of chocolate sweetness toward the finish. The roasted notes are very pronounced and get stronger as the beer warms. It?s quite light in body, medium soft carbonation. Short dry roasty finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13115) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. A very dark brown beer with a reddish hue. A small, beige head on top. Coffee, chocolate and and some faint bonfire notes. Some bitterness in the aroma, as well as chocolate and coffee. Medium body with a nice carbonation. Roasted finish with coffee and chocolate. A really nice one, but it gets sort of flat after a while. 140416

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Weefannybaws (85) - Paisley, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2014
500ml bottle from M&S Paisley. Dark stout. Malty, iron aroma. Smoke, chocolate & malt tastes. Perfect with crisps or nuts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4016) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle from M&S Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a think broken off white head. The aroma is roasted malt, a little creamy, yeast, light hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a light watery grass hop bitter spice palate and a short bitter finish. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. More like a black IPA to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle from Marks&Spencer in Prague. Black beer with a lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, malty, caramel notes, metal, ash, some coffee. Coffee flavor, iron, cocoa, citrus, hay, some licorice and tar. Decent beer but slightly thin bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
500ml bottle poured into a straight pint glass. Cocoa aroma. Taste is cocoa. Fairly sweet initially but some good herby bittering hops.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (1022) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle m&s. Black colour tan head. Aroma is weak rosted malts coffee and choc. Taste is sweet coco hints of coffeeand roasted malts decent bitter finish. Medium body low carbonation. Ok drink.


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