Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime

Style: Baltic Porter
London, England


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RATINGS: 78   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1000) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle. Cola brown, medium head. Light fruity and roasty aroma. Taste is light and sweet with some simple dark maltiness. Not as rich as the other Meantime porters. Obviously not a Baltic Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
50 cl bottle, sheffield, UK. Cola appearance. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Bitter more chocolate, some hips emerging, then overtaken by malt and coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (1895) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle from Marks and Spencer
Appearance - Ruby brown, white frothy 1 finger head that quickly dissipates.
Aroma - Bit of roast malt, slight chocolate, smoke - not a lot on the nose.
Taste - Roast malt, some chocolate, sweet malts, bit fruity, smoke.
Palate - Over carbonated. Malty finish, bit thin. Slightly over dry finish.
Overall - Not bad porter, quite tasty, but nothing exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JohnRMurdoch (2958) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle from Marks & Spencer. Just past its BBE date. Sour, grassy, coffee malt aroma. Rich dark brown colour with a good head. Coffee, caramel & chocolate flavour. Sour aftertaste. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1316) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 2, 2011
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear. Some tan head. Aroma: Nice dark malts, coffee, roasted, maybe some chocolate. Leather? Taste: More nice malts, roasted, coffee. Bacon. Wouldn’t mind living in 1750, I guess. Info: 500ml bottle, 22/5-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2011
Dark brown beer with a nice and fairly generous head, poured into a pint glass at home. Weak but pleasant, a bit of roast and also smells a little fruity. Nice but slightly harsh taste, with a little sourness. It goes down quite well though and it does taste of something. Not a favourite porter, but still quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1294) - (originally London),, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
(500ml bottle) A Porter without some heart ;a little strange to say that as there is some plesant stuff going on. A rich , roasty and fruity ale that for what ever reason does’nt mesh on my palate as a united expereince. A roasty chocolate bitterness ;toffee ,berry fruit, earth , red wine ; and a slimy oily feeling.
Alot there and yet im still only giving this a 3.2; Like being on a slow train with nice scenery ; but im not that excited.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle from Fosse. Mahogany with red glints against the light, low beige head. Ashtray, soot and black coffee aroma with hints of fudge, leaves and yeast extract. Burnt with black cherry, carbonised wood, Twiglet hints and too much alcohol at 5.5%. Solid roasty effort, although less than the sum of its parts considering the malt recipe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Bottle courtesy of Harrisoni. Cheers Ian! Clear brown beer. Light head. Rich chocolatey malt nose. Dry palate. Rich malt. A little smoky note. Alright!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours near black with a tiny head. Aroma is of dark malts with some coffee as well. Coffee and malt on the tongue as well, with a moderate bitter finish. Pretty gassy as well, which I’m not of a fan of in porters. Overall, not bad, but could be a lot better.

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