Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (SAB Miller)

Style: Porter
Paddington, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (4457) - 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 (2377) - Cambridge, 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 isnít bad but itís fairly nondescript.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (4226) - 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 thatís 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 (586) - Hamilton, 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 (4225) - 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 (1362) - 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 (1530) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HerrBierkoenig (1178) - 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... :\

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
renffisch (891) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (343) - 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.

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