scotty (1027) - - FEB 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich mahogany in colour with a good off-white head that lasts well and leaves an attractive lace on the glass. Lovely roasted malt nose with loads of coffee and chocolate notes and some smokiness lurking there as well. Good body with that roast malt again, some bitterness comes to the fore on the finish. A lovely beer! From M&S obviously, a present from my wife, who’d just been to London!
dutchbeerpages (1434) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant to drink, soft palate with chocolate and a dry, chalky nice aftertaste. The redness isn’t too pleasant, yet the head on it is long lasting.
Bottle from the M&S store in the Kalverstraat, Amsterdam.
jmgreenuk (3263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from M&S, Den Haag.... Yippee! M&S are back :-) Poured a clear reddish brown with a frothy white head. The aroma is a little smoky, light fruit, malt and some yeast. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth smoky spiced, malt , light hop bitter palate with a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. This was a very drinkable beer indeed. Very malty, nice and chewy. Deserves a higher rating IMO.
deanso (4507) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from M&S The Hague.
thin off white head. Clear amber pour. Very nice porter.
Mark_Eck (194) - - FEB 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red brown. Smells of chocolate and malts. Initially sweet then finishes with a slightly smokey bitterness.
kufdam (128) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Opaque almost black ruby beer. Initial metallic taste soon dissipates. Cocoa and some milky sweetness. Decent bitterness.
rauchbier (3553) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Marks & Spencer. Deep red brown, big fluffy but quickly thinning off white head and gentle condition. Delicate fruity nose with a distinct musty woodiness, some figgy notes and a sweet maltiness. In the mouth there is an initial chocolate sweetness with a touch of fruitiness and a muted chalky bitterness, the mustiness returns with some hints of oxidation and woody notes, finish is fruity sweet with hints of chocolate and figs lingering
Mr_Pink_152 (193) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer. Colour is near black with a tiny head. Aroma and Taste is of dark malts and coffee. Overall, not bad, not bad at all
Garrold (632) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
s_hartshorne (479) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
rlgk (9034) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.