Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (SAB Miller)

Style: Porter
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (2200) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of stewed tea, copper and sultanas. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, nuts and black cherry. Thin to medium body with a smooth texture. Lively fizz. Decent, although it tastes to me like a Bitter blended with a Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beertobealive (349) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a Brown head with light malt, cinnamon and spices aromas. Dark Brown see through body. Roots and malts taste. Light in mouth with roasted malt aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (852) - - JAN 23, 2015
Gorgeous fruity caramel aroma. Looks more like a dark ale than a porter which was surprising. Fruity tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Danceing Camel Florentin. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, honey, nuts, flavor of chocolate, smoked, nuts, wood, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1461) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2959) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (303) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours deep ruby with white head. Smoky on the nose, chocolate to taste with a slight smokey aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3366) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydian1 (1184) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (999) - 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.

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