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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime

Style: Baltic Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry roasted and caramelish, slight breadish. Sweet, raosted and caramelish flavoured. Followed by a bitter and lingering malty flavour. Smooth malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle at PreZBF 2010, thanks. Clear orange red coloured with a small off white head. Malty and light roasted aroma of caramel and hay. Light roasted flavour of caramel, hay, chocolate and hops. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Bottle courtesy of Harrisoni. Cheers Ian! Clear brown beer. Light head. Rich chocolatey malt nose. Dry palate. Rich malt. A little smoky note. Alright!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2010
bottle at pre-ZBF ... deep red brown ... toffee roast malt nose ... dark fruits .. toffee malts... another meantime that doesnt excite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle at Pre ZBF 2010. OK so I didn’t bring anything too exciting to the tasting, but it was on the floor whilst I was packing so it got into the bag. Chestnut colour, thin beige head. Dry porter aroma. Pretty decent dryness. Nice enough malts.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle at Pre-ZBF 2010 (Thanks to Harrisoni). Clear brown - offwhite head. Chocolate, cheap chocolate, roasted, wet dog, can, caramel, nutty, amber malts, very simple, thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle at Jack’s Sausage Celebration - London. Pours mostly clear brown with a moderate, frothy off-white cap. Very good stuff on the whole. Nice burnt sugars, burnt toast, some bready malts, tosted brown sugar, modest earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Fair burnt earth bitterness on the finish, along with burnt toast and suggestions of charred cocoa. Very decent stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10651) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottled, 500ml from M&S Banbury. Dark brown to chestnut with cream head. This is quite a rich bottled porter, nicely fruity, blackberry or currant then with roasted cob-nut type flavours, some charcoal then some sweetness, licorice. Lasting on the palate, the one let down is a carbonation type tingle. Very decent though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10459) - Sřborg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottled. Dark amber colorued. Unclear. Dense brownish head. Sweetness, grass, light smoke in the aroma. Flavour of brown sugar, light roast and sweetness. Light herbal touch. Medium bodied. Grassy and light roasty end.


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