Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 100   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beertobealive (353) - 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 (3841) - 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 (2247) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (7028) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1298) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HerrBierkoenig (676) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (3362) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12984) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3492) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3088) - 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.

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