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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (SAB Miller)

Style: Porter
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


LED40's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LED40 (80) - - JAN 9, 2013
500ml bottle. Smoky smell with hints of coco. Nearly black in appearance with an off white head. The taste is bitter, malty, treacle, chocolate, caramel and coffee. The mouth feel is heavy and thick even slightly chewy you could say. Overall a good example of the style and woth a try.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jvhemert (356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Aroma: smoke, toast, chocolate Appearance: dark brown, no head Taste: little sweet, medium bitter Palate: very thin, no body Overall: aromas start interesting but without a body and aromas suddenly disappearing this is not one to repeat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2015
500ml bottle (M&S Rocca al Mare, Tallinn)
Rich cherry wood red, dark beige tight head. Pleasatly nutty aroma, nice husky grains, just a little bit of coffee. So grainy. Smooth palate, pleasant carbonatuon. Simple toasted wholemeal bread, lovely nuttiness, a little bit walnutty, some hint of almond. Finish a little bit toastier still. Damn, this is breakfast - I just need some honey on it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (361) - - JUL 26, 2015
Bottle from Marks and Spencer Wetherby Services. Pours deep, dark brown/black. Thick, full flavour of smoke, meat, nuts, chocolate. A luxurious and enjoyable porter

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3456) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
500ml bottle from M&S Richmond, 5.5% BB Jan 2016. Dark brown, small foamy off-white head doesn’t endure long. Aroma is light with some roast malts and wood. Body is medium, soft carbonation. Taste is leathery, some toffee, light smoke towards the finish. A touch watery, but OK.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoufCustom (1108) - HONG KONG - JUN 27, 2015


500 ml bottle bought at M&S in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Looks: Clear deep ruby brown colour; One finger head with crumpety light beige foam which lasted for 90 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet dark malt, with fairly strong roastyness, strong cream, vanilla, sugar, milk chocolate, caramel, iced coffee light dark fruits and light grass.

Taste: Medium sweet roasted dark malt, with strong metallic, strong roasted nuts, caramel, burnt toffee, toast, dark chocolate, light black coffee, light molasses, light bread, yeast, lemon, light bitter hops and light grass.

Body: Close to light body. Slick and slightly creamy palate.

Mouth Feel: Good maltyness in a rather light body. Solidly roasted stole the show, very nutty. Sweetness is subdued, and booze is well hidden. Good caramel and burnt toffee. Rather low chocolate and coffee. Low-blow lemon hops to round. Pretty nice!

Hoppiness: Light grass in nose, Light lemon and light grass in taste. Bitterness is moderately low for an abrupt, low astringent roast-malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Roasty and grassy to mouth.

Commments: This one has nice sweet creamy aroma, very solid roasted maltyness and neat burnt toast. Brewed to the style and highly sessionable, a solid and neat Porter!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
poech73 (284) - Braine, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015

From M&S Brussels
Bière brune au corps cramoisi quasi sans col offrant un nez presque imperceptible: faibles senteurs de malts chocolat et caramel avec un houblon aromatique et aigrelet. En bouche, la gorgée, très soyeuse et douce, moyennement aqueuse, offre à l’attaque, des saveurs chocolatées, et se poursuit avec un forts gout caramélisé à la fin aigrelette, légèrement salé. Court en bouche, quasi sans longueur aromatique. Dommage cet arrière-gout métallique, en finale.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kolo269 (31) - aulnay sous bois, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
piana bardzo szybko opadajaca,zostawiajaca szczatkowy slad na sciankach i na powierzchni,kolor bardzo ciemnorubinowy wrecz wpadajacy w czern,zapach to palonosc,kawa;smak to tez palonosc,kawa,lekko kwaskowate,ogolnie bardzo przypominajace stouta niz portera,nie wybijajace sie ale za to bardzo pijalne piwo

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Marks & Spencer London Porter ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, moderate roasted and chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20130817]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2184) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle from M&S. Pours mahogany with a cream head. Mild cocoa aroma. The flavour is light spice with a good chocolatey base. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackradioboy (113) - SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Colour more brown than black. Very pleasant beer. Doesn't have enormous depth, just enough. The more you you sip, the more you like. Reasonable afters. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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