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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (SAB Miller)

Style: Porter
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7791) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5859) - 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.

2.4
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
Poured muddy brown with a huge, frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate and soft malt. Medium body, flavour of dry chocolate, some liquorice, soft malt with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanoi (711) - 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 (2264) - 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 (822) - 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 (731) - 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 (12190) - 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 (16286) - 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.


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