Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10994) - 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 (629) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle: Shaker: Deep dark red ish brown black beer. Creamy beige head. Aromas of roast, malt roast, cookies, some hints of chocolate, cacoa and mocha. Flavours of mocha, bitter, some malt roast, cookies, hint of bay leaf and dried leaves, light dry and some chalk. Aftertaste is toasty/roasty, bitter, light chalky, malt and mocha tones with a medium dryness. Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlowxxx (90) - Carlow, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle. Very dark black colour. Beige, small head may be due to the fact the beer was very cold. Aroma roasted, coffee, bit toffee and chocolate. Taste roasted, maybe bit burnt. Some earthy tones.. Overallv good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rusos (157) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Very dark black/brown colour. Beige, small head may be due to the fact the beer was very cold. Aroma roasted, coffee, bit toffee and chocolate. Taste roasted, maybe bit burnt. Some earthy tones. Dry aftertaste. Overall good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangstergafje (311) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
The beer has a typical stout aroma. The beer is almost black at the naked eye, dark ruby red with a light behind it. The thick layer of foam is rough and has a dark almond color. The foam disapears quickly. A stout isn’t a ’foam-beer’. The smell is amazing. The sweet smell of the delicious roasted barley arises you. It is accompanied by coffe and dark chocolate tones. The aroma is near perfect. The taste has a bitter roast taste. The bitternes slightly out balances the sweetness. There is also a little citrusy sweet taste of hops, although this taste isn’t that strong. The finish is mostly that good roasted taste, which stays with you for quite some time. The palate is nice. The fine gas bubbles tingle the tongue, but aren’t to rough. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (713) - - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle m&s. Black with short lived head. Aroma of ash and smoke. Taste is dry ashy and bitter. Quite thin and a bit too fizzy. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beertobealive (350) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
Foamy beige head with strong root aroma. Coffee colored body. Thick in mouth but too much malty root. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3507) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
500ml bottle, BB Nov 2015 from M&S Richmond. Black, small foamy tan head, some sparse lacing. Aroma is chocolatey, a little ash, sweet malt, crayon. Body is medium, a little foamy, low carbonation. Taste is quite sweet, ashy roast, watery malt, finishes sweet with more crayon and no real bitterness. Decent enough. Nice aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2197) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Pours deep mahogany with a tan head. Starts with some quite nice smooth chocolatey notes along with a little blackcurrant frutiness. The finish is dry and a touch metallic. Maybe a touch thin too. Otherwise pretty good.

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