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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
500ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Opaque almost black ruby beer. Initial metallic taste soon dissipates. Cocoa and some milky sweetness. Decent bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3808) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle, from Marks & Spencer. Deep red brown, big fluffy but quickly thinning off white head and gentle condition. Delicate fruity nose with a distinct musty woodiness, some figgy notes and a sweet maltiness. In the mouth there is an initial chocolate sweetness with a touch of fruitiness and a muted chalky bitterness, the mustiness returns with some hints of oxidation and woody notes, finish is fruity sweet with hints of chocolate and figs lingering

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3922) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer. Colour is near black with a tiny head. Aroma and Taste is of dark malts and coffee. Overall, not bad, not bad at all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (4369) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear, dark red. Thick, lasting, tan head. Looks good. Light, dark, vinous fruit. Some burnt, green wood smokiness. Taste is fruity dry. A little brown sugar sweetness. Bitter finish. Nice beer, other than a slightly watery body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2636) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle m&s. Pours redish black thin tan head little bit of lacing. Aroma is coffee chocolate. Taste is coffe choc and liqueriche a little smoke. Medium body and carbonation. Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Marks&Spencer in Prague. Slightly hazy amber/brown beer with a decent beige head. Chocolate aroma, lots of chocolate, cocoa powder, caramel, roasted, licorice notes. Chocolate flavor, hoppy metal notes, cocoa powder, roasted, soot notes, some vanilla. Roasted chocolate finish, slightly thin bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5577) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Some burnt malts but also a definite hoppy note in the aroma. It’s all green hops and caramel burnt malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle shared with jeevan. Pours clear dark brown, little head, low carbonation. Milk chocolate and coffee on the nose. Taste is sweet initially, but some roasted notes creeping in to round things off. Bit thin. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (6501) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2013
50cl Bottle from M&S A’dam. Clear dark ruby-brown to black colour, light-beige head. Aroma of chocolate, some roasted malts, light-fruity, sweet coffee. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, chocolate, light roast, nuts, light fruity bitter finish with a hint of sweetened coffee. Light-bodied. OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
Slightly thin mouthfeel, some malt and card in the aroma, not nothingy really. Modestly bitter aftertaste.

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