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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agent_persik (555) - 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 (5472) - Zaandam, 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 (12870) - 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 (1680) - Norfolk, 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 (4776) - 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 (1764) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2367) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Liquorice pour with a tan head which disapates quickly to a clinging lace. Burnt toast aroma. Intial tang settles to a smooth finish. Bitter malt and chocolate flavour.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Karol (719) - 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 (802) - 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 (6932) - .....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.


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