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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (SAB Miller)

Style: Porter
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (3659) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (2571) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (16554) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (4781) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8678) - 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 (6042) - 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 (4775) - 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 (751) - 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 (2422) - 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.


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