Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime

Style: Baltic Porter
London, England


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1390) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
500ml bottle - Dark brown with a reddish tint. Head frothy beige/white, going quickly as we speak. Nice aromas of coffee, smoke, roasted malts, caramel. Flavours of bitter chocolate, heavy on the coffee, caramel, burnt malts. Smoky, dry finish with doesn’t last long. Average body, with a feint carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (1943) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle from M&S. Dark brown with orange tints. Mild aroma of sweet malts. Taste is a mix of bitterness, chocolate and dried fruits. It has a smokey aftertaste, that improves the beer. Overall a pretty average Baltic Porter. Its main downfall for me is the excessive carbonation, but then I am anti carbonation in general.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
foolberry (54) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
Not much aroma - swimming pool? or is that just the glass, faintest hint of chocolate. Initially seems to taste only of a big slab of malt, some licorice in there but you have to look for it. Flavour seems to suddenly collapse. Like all porters it makes me feel bloated. I want to like this because I like Meantime’s other stuff, but I wouldn’t get this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2718) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2012
0,5l bottle. Very dark brown, almost black color. Medium beige head appears, stays. Malty, some roastiness, caramel in aroma. Malty, roastiness, caramel, sugary, some chocolate in flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BottleHound (153) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2012
500ml bottle. Dark orange-brown with off-white head. Aroma has roasted malt and caramel. Flavour is rich with malt, caramel, bread and coffee. Smooth bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2518) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle. Dark reby red with a firm head. Aroma if fruity with some roast. Creamy vanilla with some dark berries ending dry sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogbomb (943) - ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle. Deep red-brown with a barely-there tan head. Smells of treacle toffee, cinders and chocolate. In the mouth, theres plums, figs, raisins, toast, cream. It’s got a nice creamy body to it without any stickiness. Finish is sweet and smoky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3871) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
Mild sweet aroma, but much more tastier when drunk and sits well in the throat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
worldbeertaste (1635) - AUSTRIA - MAR 10, 2012
Dark Brown with a ruby tint with a fizzy than lasting head. Dry roast caramel, chocolate with a light biscut. Medium oily slightly grainny body. Taste of sweet caramel that has been lessened by a roast bitterness of malt. Tastes like a soft muffin with chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7911) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2012
bottle from M&S Bath. Deep black colour, large beige head. Very dry, slightly malty with nice roasted malt flavours.

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