Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This full-bodied dry stout bottled in County Carlow, south-west of Dublin is based on an authentic recipe first introduced around 1740. Its taste was said to make grown men weep for more! Its unique blend of roasted malts, grains and bitter hops ensures a deliciously balanced and smooth flavor.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcmchew (52) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAY 2, 2017
Deep dark brown pour with a nice dark tan creamy head. Nice dark chocolate on the nose, some dark sugars, some faint licorice, dried tobacco, smokey roast. Taste has deeply roasted grain, bit smokey, ashy, with some hints of strong dark cocoa powder and some sharp, grassy-minty notes. It gets some coffee dregs in the finish, some earthiness too, with a dry bitterness. Hints of cola. Aftertaste has some lingering British hop and burnt grain. Medium body, quite fizzy. Not bad, but a pretty pedestrian dry stout. Goes down easy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (787) - - APR 4, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a nice tan/ruby foam that resides in consistent small bubbles. Scent is medium notes of caramel. Taste is lovely porter with notes of nicotine and wood resin. Light caramel. Finish is raspy. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (7713) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2017
Thnx to Laana. Pours very dark brown to black. OK white head. Smell is sweet, roasty, bit coffee. Mostly sweet though. Taste is rather bitter, burnt malts. Very mild coffee. No sweetness here. Taste and mouthgfeel are both very thin. OK carbo. even for the ABV, this is to wattery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle. Pitch Black in colour. Very Malty; roasty/burnt malts, espresso coffee, caramel, hint of chocolate. Hoppy; bitter tangy hops. Very roasty malty bittersweet and very dry smooth full-bodied stout. (2010-05)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (27736) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle in a hotel room in Rotterdam. Dark brown colored with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of hay with notes of chocolate. Roasted flavor of hay and hops with notes of chocolate. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Piw (1075) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit groer Schaumkrone. Leichtes Kaffeearoma. Muffig. Dnner Krper. Knstlicher Geschmack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcinG (780) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2016
Butelka 500ml. Piana bezowa,dosc obfita z lekkim kremowym topem. Kolor czarny z minimalnym rubinowym refleksem. W zapachu czekolada i kawa. Moje bylo troche zbut schlodzone i dopiero pozniej zaczelo ujawniac prawdziwy bukiet. W smaku palone ciemne slody,kawa,gorzka czekolada, pieczywo razowe i karmel. Niezly balans. Gorzko-czekoladowy finisz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
500ml bottle between three on an Irish tasting evening at home on 11th Nov 2016. This is a lovely, easy drinking Stout. It looks a looks and tastes the part: deep darkest brown with a full tan coloured head. A dry, slightly burnt maltiness in the flavour with a mild bitterness from those same malts and hops. I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caribou43 (957) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - OCT 9, 2016
I bought this bottle in one Marks and Spencer in Paris. I drank quietly at home after a night with my family. In my opinion, it is a correct stout, easy to drink. The body is dark, average carbonation for a stout, thin foam. The taste is correct, not so strong, roasted malt, little coffee, hop, a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4797) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle from M&S Lincoln. Black colour with a tan head. Roasted malty and slight toffee aroma and taste. Smooth thick creamy body.

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