Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Carlow

Style: Dry Stout
Paddington, England


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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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fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle 500ml.
Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, coffee, creame vanilla, light to moderate roasted and burnt. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, artificial - cheap commodity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091230]

joergen (29611) - 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.

anders37 (27588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
[email protected] Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Deep brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is fruits, wood, ashes, some mild nuts as well as some mild coffee and liquorice. Flavour is fruity, roasted mats, mild liquorice and some slight burnt wooden notes.

madmitch76 (26413) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2010
15th July 2008. Label says brewed with Carageenan. The interweb reveals this to be a seaweed extract commonly used as thickeners in the food industry!! Mmmm! Smooth and creamy but full of lively dark malt bite and quite a bitterish hop finish. Plenty going on!

cgarvieuk (26365) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
bottle at chriss... dark brown black ... thin tan lacing ... soft coffee roast malts ... dark roast ... toffee roast ...

Leighton (22812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Clear, brown-black pour with a sturdy, off-white head. Sightly lactic nose, some cocoa roast. Nice flavor, modest chocolate, mild roastiness, slight milk cocoa. Light bodied with average carbonation. Slightly roasty, dry finish. Very easy drinker.

Koelschtrinker (22074) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
Gespannt öffne ich die Flasche des IPA’s und erwarte einen vollmundigen Hopfengeruch – Fehlanzeige. Auch der erste Schluck zeugt nur wenig von einem IPA, es ist zumindest ein sehr mildes mit deutlichen Einflüssen eines „Bitter“. Schwach malzig-hopfiger Antrunk, der Hopfen wird nur noch wenig stärker und wird bald von der bitteren Note überholt, die sie ursprünglich nachgezogen hat. Dennoch spielt die Hopfigkeit im Mittelteil noch eine relativ große Bedeutung während sie im Abagng absolut unwichtig scheint. Nur noch eine leichte Grasigkeit ist feststellbar, sonst regiert hier eine mittelintensive Herbe und eine eher schwach ausgeprägte Würzigkeit. Frisch, der Hopfen zeigt sich noch einmal indirekt. 7/9/8/9/12/9

Theydon_Bois (21479) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
On the train from Hereford to Inverness, bottle from M&S Camberley, 18/10/13. Light black with a moderately appointed light tan head. Nose is roast malts, cocoa, cardboard, earthy tang. Taste comprises earthy cocoa, cardboard box (Living !), light roast, puff of smoke. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish with light roast and a touch papery. Middle of the road affair, nothing I’d rush back to.

harrisoni (19535) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2010
50cl bottle from M&S Liverpool. Black with dark beige edges, but virtually no head at all. Liquorice style aroma with some roasted malt aroma. I really don’t like liquorice and this is very liquorice-y. So not my favourite stout, and the carbonation makes the mouth feel really thin. Not one of my favourite stouts.

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