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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime

Style: Baltic Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7920) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cuso (4606) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle from M&S, Bratislava. Dark brown color with small white head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Taste, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, hints of dark berries, light bitterness in background. Little bit watery finish, with bitter notes. Drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (2994) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty - some oat and sweetish aroma, some caramel with roasted malt and light coffee, faint licorice. Body is medium, malty - light oat and sweetish flavor, light caramel, some coffee and roasted malt, faint chocolate. Finish is average, malty - light oat and sweetish, some coffee and light roasted malt, faint chocolate. Lightly roasted sweetish porter with coffee - too sweet for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petexner (897) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. Decent porter, nice color and head, sweetish medium dry taste, long palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (773) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2012
Dark with a tan head. Sweet chocolate and toffee aroma with a hint of smoked nuts. A bit more alcohol wouldn’t go amiss, but eminently drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks troubles. Clear brown color. Aroma of smoke, meaty hints, a bit of wood, a bit of chocolate and roasty notes. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of chocolate, a bit of smokiness and some nutty notes. Medium-bodied. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1065) - ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2011
Brown with a tinge of ruby red, off-white head. Aroma is fruit, coffee, yeast and some vague chocolate. The taste is heavy on the roastiness with some coffee, dark chocolate, berry and malty notes. Dry finish. Could use a bit more body, but pretty solid regardless.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1102) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1845) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2103) - 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.


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