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Marks & Spencer London Porter

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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime

Style: Baltic Porter
London, England

bottled
common

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unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cold fermented at the Meantime Brewery for Marks & Spencer.
This London Porter is brewed in Greenwich, using no fewer than seven malts to recreate a historic recipe from the 1750s for a style of beer that was once synonymous with London.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (922) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from M&S Cambridge Rail Station. Translucent chocolate brown with a large loose tan head. Light chocolate malt aroma. Taste is sweet, light and malt-led. Weak body. This isn’t bad but it’s fairly nondescript.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2387) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, small white head. Aroma of soft chocolate malt. Taste has some milk chocolate, caramel and indeed a slight smokiness. Bit thin, but that’s normal for a 5,5 abv porter. Nice beer, better than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (101) - - NOV 7, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours deep ruby with white head. Smoky on the nose, chocolate to taste with a slight smokey aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2587) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Danceing Camel Florentin. Thanks zvikar. Clear dark brown with beige head. Chocolate, a little smoke and a little wood aroma, smoky taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1057) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 6, 2014
500ml bottle. Deep brown pour with reddish hue and a fine beige coloured head. Nose is malty with caramel, dark chocolate, redcurrent, and hints of smoke. Palate is smooth with moderately sweet malty flavours and a smoky dry finish. A lovely refined porter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (660) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 21, 2014
Ruby red with a light tan coloured fading head. On the nose you notice aromas of bitter chocolate, cold coffee, malty with a hint of metallic aroma. The texture is briefly lively, offering some sweet-bitter chocolate flavours. Lightly bitter with a medium finish. Lacks a punch but still ok to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HerrBierkoenig (350) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2014
From 0,5l bottle. BBD: 05.2015 Pours clear dark brown to red liquid, medium tan frothy head, Aroma: malty, roasty, dark chocolate, Taste: medium sweet, medium light to medium bitter, dry, roasty, some minor chocolate, malty, bit watery, Palate: medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, abrupt sweet finish. Overall: Disappointed, thought if it is from Meantime brewery, it should be something amazing, but actually Lvivske Porter (Baltic porter as well) is way better, even though it is a Carlsberg brewery... :\

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
renffisch (843) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle at home. Darkest clear red mahogany, fine beige unstable head. Earthy malty nose, leathery sweet flavour, just a bit watery. Lovely porter and original.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Reddish brown with thin beige head. Aroma predominantly malt and smoke with some chocolate and coffee. Taste light sour, sweet and bitter. Very short finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
A fine Baltic porter. Dark brown, quite frothy beige head. Taste is sweet, somewhat bitter, caramels, toffee, roasted malts, laid down fruits, coffee and some ash on the finish. Lovely.


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