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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime

Style: Baltic Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanoi (458) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Nose is smoke, toast and slight sweet note. Taste is very sweet, with a hint cola or dr pepper, leading to a smokey middle. The finish is lasting, but is a bit like I have just toked a cola bottle. Mouthfeel is too thin for the ABV and too carbonated. Very odd sweet porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrepintado (1558) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 19, 2013
50cl bottle from marks and spencer supermarket. Dark color with some red in it. Thin head. Body is fizzy. Chocolate, waterish, roasted aroma.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omikr0n (762) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown with average tan head. Aroma is coffee, caramel, cocoa, malt. Flavor is malt, caramel, bit roasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karol (665) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle bought at Marks & Spencer in Bratislava/Slovakia. A pretty good brew. Nice roasted malt aroma. Quite good dark chocolate taste that transforms quickly into a bitter wallnut flavor. I personally love the taste of fresh bitter not ripe wallnuts in a dark beer typical for some local dark lagers. With every sip this brew gets better and better. A bit too high carbonation for me. Overall a very very good brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from M&S Banbury. Dark brown to chestnut with cream head. This is quite a rich bottled porter, nicely fruity, blackberry or currant then with roasted cob-nut type flavours, some charcoal then some sweetness, licorice. Lasting on the palate, the one let down is a carbonation type tingle. Very decent though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle at Jack’s Sausage Celebration - London. Pours mostly clear brown with a moderate, frothy off-white cap. Very good stuff on the whole. Nice burnt sugars, burnt toast, some bready malts, tosted brown sugar, modest earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Fair burnt earth bitterness on the finish, along with burnt toast and suggestions of charred cocoa. Very decent stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1323) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown-red colour, foamy beige head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of toffee, roast malt & coffee. Taste is dark malt caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee, with fruity & smokey notes and lingering bitterness. Thin, watery mouthfeel, medium carbonation, dry finish. Quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1588) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
Bottle. Thin tan head. Mahogany body. Rich vinous fruits, oak, vanilla, black malt, charcoal, woodsmoke, dark cherries. Bittersweet. Tannic and savoury. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
Bottle from M&S at RMD station drank on the 18.36 train to SNG, 30/03/13. Dark mahogony brown with a medium sized beige head that retains well. Nose carries light roast malt, sugars, touch of chocolate, nuts. Taste comprises dark toffee, dark malt, chocolate, brown sugars. Medium bodied, a little over spritzed in the carbonation front, dry finish. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoltonDK (561) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle at Paddington. Medium nose, tar, coffee, spice, alcohol. Reddish brown clear color white head. Medium body coffee, burnt, lachris. Nice ale. :) Bolton Brew.


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