Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (SAB Miller)

Style: Baltic Porter
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1080) - - FEB 21, 2013
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kolo269 (30) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38082) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1870) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackradioboy (72) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1915) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of stewed tea, copper and sultanas. Flavour of lightly roasted malt, nuts and black cherry. Thin to medium body with a smooth texture. Lively fizz. Decent, although it tastes to me like a Bitter blended with a Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beertobealive (336) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a Brown head with light malt, cinnamon and spices aromas. Dark Brown see through body. Roots and malts taste. Light in mouth with roasted malt aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (756) - - JAN 23, 2015
Gorgeous fruity caramel aroma. Looks more like a dark ale than a porter which was surprising. Fruity tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Danceing Camel Florentin. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, honey, nuts, flavor of chocolate, smoked, nuts, wood, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (1252) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from M&S Cambridge Rail Station. Translucent chocolate brown with a large loose tan head. Light chocolate malt aroma. Taste is sweet, light and malt-led. Weak body. This isn’t bad but it’s fairly nondescript.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2649) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, small white head. Aroma of soft chocolate malt. Taste has some milk chocolate, caramel and indeed a slight smokiness. Bit thin, but that’s normal for a 5,5 abv porter. Nice beer, better than expected.

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