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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime

Style: Baltic Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


scotty's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1040) - - 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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
renffisch (760) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle at home. Darkest clear red mahogany, fine beige unstable head. Earthy malty nose, leathery sweet flavour, just a bit watery. Lovely porter and original.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (267) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Reddish brown with thin beige head. Aroma predominantly malt and smoke with some chocolate and coffee. Taste light sour, sweet and bitter. Very short finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
A fine Baltic porter. Dark brown, quite frothy beige head. Taste is sweet, somewhat bitter, caramels, toffee, roasted malts, laid down fruits, coffee and some ash on the finish. Lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2052) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
500 ml bottle at home, poured into a snifter, ABV 5.5% Chestnut brown colour on the body, clear and transparent when hold against the light. Small and thin tan head, good retention. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, light roasted malts, miljy chocolate, iron, something herbal. Lots of metallic notes on the finish, ruining the initial flavours of dark fruits and light coffee. Aftertaste is where it shines, with more dark fruits, chocolate, toasted malts. Still some herbal notes or spices-like flavour, giving it a weird touch. Medium thin body, carbonation on good levels. Nice dryness on the palate coming from roasted malts. Okay beer, not what I would call an ordinary porter although at moments it seems so.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1085) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown color, huge beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, plums. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, coffee, caramel, roasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle, used mostly to make a nice cottage pie. Pours clear reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malts, dark fruits and wood. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice enough but a strange porter. Will have to wait and see how it turns out in the pie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Jim- cheers! Pours chestnut with a moderate beige head. Smoke, plums, treacle, gravy and cough mixture with a dry ashy aftertaste. Quite liked this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle - Dark Red Brown in colour. Very Malty; dark chocolate, espresso coffee, roast malts, caramel, toffee, smoked malts. Some fruit sourness. Quite pronounced smokey taste. Sweet roast malty with drying finish. Very drinkable. Nice Porter!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchbeerpages (1557) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4066) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014
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.


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