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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rusos (28) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangstergafje (173) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (613) - - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beertobealive (338) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2937) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1887) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5793) - 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 (1097) - 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 (490) - 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 (2805) - 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.


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