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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 91   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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
s_hartshorne (2052) - 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 (1476) - 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 (607) - Krakow, 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 (825) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agent_persik (495) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2013
Dark brown, almost black color, medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee, hint of wood. Dry bitter taste of roasted malt, licorice and dark chocolate, some hops in finish. Light body and average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5170) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
50cl Bottle from M&S A’dam. Almost black, creamy light-beige head. Aroma of cocoa powder, milk chocolate, hard roasted malts, coffee. Flavour of hard roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee, light fruity touch, cocoa, nice dry bitter finish. Light-bodied, smooth. Good stout imho.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (11420) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
On the train from Hereford to Inverness, bottle from M&S Camberley, 18/10/13. Light black with a moderately appointed light tan head. Nose is roast malts, cocoa, cardboard, earthy tang. Taste comprises earthy cocoa, cardboard box (Living !), light roast, puff of smoke. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with light roast and a touch papery. Middle of the road affair, nothing I’d rush back to.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1653) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle. Off white medium head. Mahogany body. Spice, pine, hops, chocolate, red fruit. Bitter. Dry finish. Soft mouthfeel. Reminiscent of Guinness Original.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4407) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
Poured a deep, murky brown with a huge, frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet lactose, coffee and roast malt. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, a bit of dark chocolate, vanilla smoothness and a sweet but dry finish. Vry ncely balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1646) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2013
Good chocolate and medium roast aroma, bitter palate, with a bit of vegetable and soy in there, but generally pretty good. Liquorice in the finish and a bit of leather. Tasty enough


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