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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
London, England

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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (985) - 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 (14146) - 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 (106) - 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 (4992) - 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 (11532) - Göteborg, 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 (1773) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1337) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
500ml bottle. Dark brown-black colour, tan head and aroma of roasted malt with chocolate, treacle, brown sugar. Roasted malt flavour with smokey, dark fruits, earthy hop notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry light roast bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (466) - POLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Aroma: dark roasted malts. Appearance: blac color with nice lasting beige head. Taste: iron aftertaste, dark roasted malts, quite dry, coffee substitute, weak bitterness. Palate: medium body and high carbonation. Unpleasent iron aftertaste, finish is slightly astringent and dry. Overall: Poor irish stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (662) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 24, 2013
Black coloured stout with a small toasted/tan light creamy head. Noses of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts with hints of smoke/peat. Soft light oily texture and medium-full bodied. Light-medium sweet with some roast bitterness to it. Finish is medium and balanced.


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