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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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Karol (590) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2013
Bottled. This is quite good. The aroma is of dark chocolate and roasted malt. I like that. The taste is refreshing, but the carbonation is way too high and destroys the experience a bit. This beer finishes with a nice bitter and dark chocolate taste. A quite nice brew! Too bad that unpleasant carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2013
bottle from M&S, Rocca al Mare, Tallinn. Quite typical irish stout, good to see that there are more good beers beside Guinness Aroma - roasted malts, bread crumbs. Taste initially sweetish-acidic, you can feel the carbonation and smokiness of the beer. Later some hop bitterness ensues and lingers along for a while. Didn’t really catch the coffee and chocolate that was promised on the label, maybe only some bitter coffee beans. Good beer, would like to sip it while sitting at a pub in Dublin.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
bought at the Celbridge Mark & Spencer .. . mild roast .. . deep brown black .. . no character .. . light mouth .. . frankly, an annoying beer .. . . Today’s cartoons send the wrong messages to kids. I miss the old days. When coyotes played with dynamite and caterpillars took hookah hits.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3587) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
Bottle. Jet black, fluffy dense and lasting beige head and moderate condition. Gentle roasted coffee bean, bitter chocolate and a slight blackberry fruitiness in the nose, pleasantly bitter in the mouth with touches of coffee, quite dry and powdery, some blackberry notes emerging asit warms. Finish has a tingle of bitterness and some roasted barley notes lingering but always restrained.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoltonDK (555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2013
Bottle at home. Medium nose, coffee, small notes of tar. Browish Black color small offwhite head. Medium body small bubbles, coffee sugar nice mellow aftertaste. :) Bolton Brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2013
Bottle at home. Black dark caramel colour. Thick dark beige head that fades to a thin loose layer. Aroma is big chalk mineral, some soap and dark fruit yeast esters. Nice rounded roast and dark fruit. Medium duration raost finish. Chalky dry palette. A little thin.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1679) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle from M&S. Black beer, quickly dissipating head. Faint aroma of roasted malts and a stronger aroma of coffee. Taste is of coffee and chocolate with a bitter dry finish. A below average stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3468) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Stout with a dry texture and taste. It has a good nose but a fair amount of flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 22, 2012
0,5l bottle. Pitch black color. Medium size beige head appears. Stays ’til the end. Roasted, dry coffee, malty flavor. Roasted, malty, faint coffee beans in flavor. Very smooth to drink. But something is missing in this drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2012
500ml bottle bought at the M&S store near to the train station in Leeds. Fragile lacing from a tan-coloured head. Dark brown body. Promising smell of dark chocolate malts with a slight roastiness. Sweet malty taste of chocolate and roasted coffee. Bittersweet end. Pleasant enough (Bodington Flats, 10.07.2012).


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