Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (SAB Miller)

Style: Porter
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 119   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.

LED40's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LED40 (94) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syfher (269) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle of 50cl, in a Guinness glass; room-temperature. Dark and red beer, middle clear.The aroma is a coffee one, with a taste of milk-coffee...Usual, with a very little aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3843) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Very dark red-brown with a lasting fine head and aromas of cocoa and roasty coffee. Creamy-dry with more coffee, lightly burnt chocolate and a mild dry bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baltolomju (66) - POLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Kolor brązowy, piana drobnopęcherzykowa dość obfita, lekko zdobi szkło, w aromacie nuty czekoladowe, karmelowe, palone, w smaku podobne zestawienie, piwo poprawne, w stylu, brak jakiegoś szczególnego elementu które skłaniałoby mnie do wypicia go jeszcze raz ...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (562) - HONG KONG - MAR 22, 2016
Dark brown (quite light for a porter), medium beige head. Aroma is acidic, some roasted malts. Taste gets better: caramel (a lot), roasted malts, smoked notes, coffee. Highly carbonated, very malty, medium-light body and a pleasant dry finish. Not a bad porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grisza77 (456) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Brązowe, klarowne piwo o średniej pianie, która delikatnie zdobi szkło i redukuje się do pierścionka przy brzegu szkła. Aromat wyraźnie palony, czekoladowy. W smaku także palone, kawowe, czekoladowe. Goryczka średnia. Ogólnie udane piwo, mocno palone zwłaszcza w aromacie, pijalne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2016
500ml bottle purchased at Marks & Spencer in Paisley. Poured into a pint tumbler and sampled on the 25th December 2015. Clear garnet in colour with an off white head. Slight malt in the aroma with a note of chocolate powder. Thin insipid mouthfeel and no lacing. Mixed malt complex gives maltloaf base with notes of roast grain, toffee malt and dark chocolate. Dried hay note to the bitter aftertaste which rather spoils the malt. Finish is malty with a dry finish from the wheat which lingered far too long in the palate. A poor porter and very disappointing. Lacks strength body and complexity - tastes more like 3.8%, Better sticking with Orkney Dark Island than trying this guff stuff. SAB Miller - hang your heads in shame!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (705) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2016
F: pale brown thin, quick gone. C: dark brown to dark red, clear. A: roasted malt, dried fruit, coffee, chocolate. T: 0,5l bottle, roasted malt, smoked tones, wood, dried fruits, mild bitterness, slick texture, medium body, average carbonated, watery but taste is better than expected as it is brewed for supermarkets chain, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (682) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
Very nice Porter. Has a great refreshing texture and a nice aroma of chocolate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
sjogro (2089) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2015
Yuck, earwax, puke and fishoil. Is this supposed to taste like this? I’m outta here! Backlog from 2014/04/05.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4531) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from local MaS. Rich aroma with lots of dried fruits and a hint of roast. Clear dark brown colour, small head that disappears rather quickly. The taste reveals a beer full of goodness. Aaah I hope this stays the same even after the SAB Miller acquisition of Meantime. Classic representation of style, dried fruits combine harmonically with subtle roasty chocolate notes. Very easy drinking. Very good.

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