Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
London, England


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoltonDK (559) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (3367) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2106) - West Bromwich (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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (4155) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2792) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8189) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1568) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
[500ml bottle from M&S Reading] Black with a moderate tan head. Chocolate & coffee at first, with a smooth mouthfeel and growing amounts of liquorice. The whole thing is rather taken over by charcoal in the bitter, dry, burnt malt finish. Too burnt for me, I’m afraid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2570) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Burnt malt dominates the aroma and taste leading to a sharp bitterness in the finish. Lack a bit of creaminess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1670) - AUSTRIA - JUL 3, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2012 Dark opaque brown almost black with a frothy creamy, soft lacy, lasting tan head. Smells of malt, coffee, chocolate and roast, vanilla and burn. Full rich body with soft carbonation. Tastes of sweet malt, nut, coffee, chocolate and a burn roast finish. Nice coffee after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (4704) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle from M&S Bratislava. ALmost black color with medium long lasting beige head. Heavy coffee aroma wit roasted malt. Taste, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, hints of liquorice, light smokiness in background. Coffee bitter finish. Good.

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