Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Robinsons

Style: Porter
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Pasteurised

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LED40 (116) - Aberdeen, - DEC 27, 2012
A decent chocolate porter but nothing exceptional. Mild grain, caramel and chocolate smell with chestnut appearance - not as dark as most porterís Iíve had. The taste is quite bitter at the start which then rounds off with roasted malt and milk choclate at the back end. A thin and dry mouthfeel which actually masks the 6% abv very well. Probably best to have with a rich pudding.

Mishnok (283) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bought this on a whim from my local M & S. I soon began to realise why I don't usually buy beers brewed for supermarkets. The body is a bit odd for s Porter. Transparent and nut brown with a bit of head fading to lacing. The aroma is of chocolate. It tastes of milky chocolate, but it's all a bit artificial, a bit like someone has laced a nut brown ale with chocolate essence. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

kajser27 (1785) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 7, 2017
Dark brown to black colored, medium- tan creamy head, OK lacing. Aroma is of chocolate flavoring, dark choco, some roasted notes, bit nutty. Taste is medium sweet chocolate, caramel, bit dark chocolate, some nutty notes, but mostly chocolate flavoring, medium-light bitterness, sweetish finish. Medium bodied, soft+ carbonation, bit creamy. I know itís flavoring, but not bad.

Gangstergafje (1097) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2016
The beer looks good. Itís a little light for my taste, but itís al within the limits of the style. The beer has a light ruby red color. The beer is quite clear. It looks good. On top of the beer a nice layer of soft slightly off white foam is poured. The bulk of the foam collapses quickly, but a nice creamy drape remains on top of the beer. The smell of the beer is good. I smell nice mild toasty aromaís, containing a nice roastiness. There is a delicious bitter and slightly sweet chocolate aroma. Itís a real chocolate smell, really clear. Maybe itís artificially added, because itís a tiny bit to strong. Itís a bit to present to be natural, but I like it. There are also some sweet, non-roasted malt aromaís, containing rather sweet aromaís. The taste is a bit less, a bit weak. I taste some rather sweet bready malty flavours, some liquorice and no hops. Itís not to great. Itís to watery. The palate is average. The mouthfeel is medium; carbonation is medium-high. The beer is a bit dry, especially the finish. There is better beer.

markoijelena (3113) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle 0.5l from Marks and Spencer Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 14.12.2016. Pour it clear dark brown color with small white head. Aroma roasted malt. Taste pretty much watery, some bitter parts in the middle, roasted malt, pinch of caramel and sourish kick at the end, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation.

caribou43 (989) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - AUG 16, 2016
I bought this bottle during one of my trip in Paris, in a Mark and spencer, supermarket. I was disappointing with this product and it is not a real chocolate porter. First the body is brown and transparent, it is not a color of porter. After the taste is in the mouth bad and boring. There is a bad mix between bitterness and chocolate aroma but it is not well balanced. I did not finish this beer.

mabuzzer (798) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear, dark brown, but not as dark as Iíd expect of a porter. Aroma is sweet synthetic chocolate. Taste is... odd. Like a bitter with added chocolate syrup. Not good

WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
500ml bottle. Dark brown and transparent, with a thin white head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Carbonated, somewhat lacking in chocolate flavour; dominated by aspirin bitterness. Odd overtones of glass and cap rubber.

MrBishop (78) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle at home listening to records. Reddish appearance. Very chocolatey with hints of vanilla. Doesnít taste like a 6%

Syfher (413) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle of 50cl, in a Guinness glass; room-temperature. Awfull... The taste is a sweet industrial milk-coffee one, with bitter palate... I havenít finish this beer... I donít like it at all.

Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2016
500ml bottle. Reddish brown coloured porter. Off white head, small amount of lacing. Aroma is fruity malt and chocolate. Lightly bitter aftertaste but predominantly sweet in terms of taste. Quite nice but was hoping for better. Not really a porter for me.

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