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Marks & Spencer Greenwich Black IPA

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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime

Style: Black IPA
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle unpasteurised; Regular
This beer has a blend of British and American influences, hence the adapted crest from the gates of Greenwich hospital, showing the two flags. India Pale Ale is traditionally strong and hoppy. This contemporary interpretation of the style is made with a blend of 7 dark malts, English and American hops.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2799) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Ayr - opaque dark brown, thin tan head, coffee, chocolate roast malty aroma, no lacing, bitter coffee, chocolate, lacking a bit in hops for the style, very bitter finish

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (632) - SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a dark opquae beer hoppy aroma taste is roasted malts and burnt coffee very bitter finish not great

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3239) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Almost black, reasonable head. Pineapple hop aroma. Woody tar hop flavour. Grapefruity aftertaste. A light well balanced black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Black pour with a beige head. Caramel, licorice and dark fruit aroma. Flavours of licorice toffee, marmite and coffee. Good bitter linger on the palate. Roasty dry bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8627) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Bottled 14/05/14. A black beer with an off-white bubbly head. A hoppy beer. Dark roasty notes too and quite a lot of bitterness. Not too subtle; in fact a little harsh. Aroma is too thin. Tasty enough just not satisfying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10124) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Bottled, 500ml from Marks & Spencer in Banbury. Very dark brown with ruby highlights and Cream Head. This is quite a smooth and silky beer, there is a burnt woody note, some liquorice, some damson fruitiness alongside a bitter hoppiness. Very decent indeed.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2244) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
Bottle from Marks and Spencer, Team Valley. This is a very dark brown-black beer with ruby red highlights. It has a very rich chocolate and red fruity flavour, smoky notes and bitter orange and citrus on the creamy smooth finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (598) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2014
500ml bottle. Deep black colour with a long lasting tan head. Aroma and flavours are dark roast lifted by mellow hops. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (860) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at home in garden, 16th March 14. Smells pretty good, taste is fine, palate, too fizzy. OK to try, meantime beers are average these days

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Graham77 (233) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
The aroma is hops with some background sweetness. The beer is black with a nice tan head which retains well. Whilst the aroma is average the flavour is excellent. Dark chocolate and liquorice with a dry and medium bitter finish. This is the first time I have tried a Black IPA and hopefully it wont be the last.


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