Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (SAB Miller)

Style: Porter
Paddington, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 119   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
MarcoDL (3983) - 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 (560) - 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 (4035) - 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 (1346) - 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 (1467) - 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 (1132) - 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 (890) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Splitenz (368) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (4752) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
500 ml bottle at home, poured into a snifter, ABV 5.5% Chestnut brown colour on the body, clear and transparent when hold against the light. Small and thin tan head, good retention. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, light roasted malts, miljy chocolate, iron, something herbal. Lots of metallic notes on the finish, ruining the initial flavours of dark fruits and light coffee. Aftertaste is where it shines, with more dark fruits, chocolate, toasted malts. Still some herbal notes or spices-like flavour, giving it a weird touch. Medium thin body, carbonation on good levels. Nice dryness on the palate coming from roasted malts. Okay beer, not what I would call an ordinary porter although at moments it seems so.

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