Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (Asahi)

Style: Black IPA
Paddington, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Bottle unpasteurised; Regular
This beer has a blend of British and American influences, hence the adapted crest from the gates of Greenwich hospital, showing the two flags. India Pale Ale is traditionally strong and hoppy. This contemporary interpretation of the style is made with a blend of 7 dark malts, English and American hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (459) - - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2016 The aroma is hops with some background sweetness. The beer is black with a nice tan head which retains well. Whilst the aroma is average the flavour is good. Dark chocolate and liquorice with a dry and medium bitter finish. Rerated august 2016.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (1075) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Brown with ruby glow big coffee hit some pine and roastiness the decent porterish bipa

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gangstergafje (739) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016 The looks of the beer are amazing. The color of the beer is a beautiful ruby red. The beer is very dark, almost black. The beer is quite clear. On top of the foam a beautiful layer of light brown colored soft foam. The foam doesnt collapse, and remains on top of the beer. A layer of foam like this, is very nice. The soft touch to your lips every time is very pleasant. The smell is lovely. I smell some lovely bittersweet hops, chocolate, almonds, licorice and a torch of alcohol. There is also some roasted barley in it. The blend between fresh bittersweet hops and dark bitter and slightly salty roasted barley is lovely. I also smell doughy hops reminding me of Belgian double. The taste is lovely. Its filled with lovely bitter sweet fruity hop flavors, a little citrusy and floral. Besides this there are lovely bitter and slightly salty flavors of roasted barley. It is an infusion of IPA and porter. There are also some touches of chocolate and coffee, but this flavors are very mild. The palate is lovely. The beer has just the right amount of carboxylation. It has a nice tingle to it. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1854) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle, M&S. Dark brown beer, thick white foam. Strong roasty flavours, bitter, coffee, burnt toast, molasses. Some hoppy bitterness, spicy and earthy. Actually quite nice. Maybe the best Ive had from Meantime. Not sure the Americans would be too happy with this as a Black IPA, but its good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Aroma: dark, roasted malts, dark chocolate, filter coffee. Appearance: black, medium, creamy beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: chocolate, toasted malts, light caramel, burnt molasses, dry cacao. Overall: lacking any sort of hops if it really wants to be a Black IPA, decent otherwise. Bottle from M&S, Canary Wharf.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (2689) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2016
500ml bottle from M&S Darlington. Pours a black-brown colour with a frothy beige foam head leaving lacing. Aroma of roast malt and tangy hop. Taste is roasted bready malty, mollasses, alittle coffee, with some mellow citrusy hop bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4296) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
Black with a big fluffy beige head, pine and a little coffee on the nose, roasty and bitter with light grapefruit and treacle notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (708) - HONG KONG - MAR 23, 2016
Black with a nice beige head. Aroma is weak caramel, some roast, very mild. Taste gets better, straight bitter, hops are kicking there, no fruits, but caramel, some coffee, roasted malts. Hoppy and malty, well balanced, smooth and with a medium body. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1837) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle. Black body. Hops, spice, malt, alcohol, blackcurrant, citrus. Bitter with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (969) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Kolor : Bardzo ciemny brąz wpadający już w czarny. Praktycznie nieprzejrzysty, jedynie u podstawy IPA Glass małe prześwity.
Piana: Bardzo obfita, czapowata, kremowo-beżowa, gęsta jak w imperialnych stoutach. Fajnie krążkuje i brodzi szkło.
Zapach: Ciemne owoce, mleczna czekolada, żywica, ciemne palone słody i lekki karmel.
Smak : W smaku palone słody, popiołowość. Owocowe nuty rwnież wyodrębnione (czarne jagody). Bardzo przyjemny czkoladowy posmak. W oddali nawet majaczą subtelne wędzone akordy. Goryczka mocna i długa z odkłającą się kawą w przełyku i na podniebieniu.
Wysycenie: Niskie.
Greenwich Black IPA została uwarzona w w Browarze Meantime (wykupionym ostatnio przez SAB Miller) ekskluzywnie dla sieci sklepw Marks & Spencer. Piwo balansuje na pograniczu Black IPA i Stouta. Jest bardzo owocowe z wieloma sugestiami czekolady, kawy, czanej jagody. Ma także palony i subtelne wędzony charakter. Jest bardzo gładkie i smaczne. Solidna Black IPA pomimo że nie jest do końca w stylu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2015
.25l pour from refrigerated bottle into shaker pint. Black, opaque, moderate tan head. Nose is roasty, woody, and malty. Body is light to medium. Taste is malty, caramel, nutty, bitter.

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