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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (Asahi)

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

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
Graham77 (514) - - 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.


3.5
shadey (2125) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2017
500ml bottle. Matte black-brown pour and a lightly tan head of foam. Aroma is sweet malt and a bit of bitter hops. Flavors are milder than a real American Black IPA. Still, it is smooth and bitter - easy to drink and tasty.

3.2
Davros IX (329) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2017
2016 catch up - I’ve had two and although it is a tasty beer, I couldn’t call it a black IPA. There are some hops, but it is much more of a porter. I’ve increased the score after the second one as it is a well made and tasty beer.

3.5
kajser27 (1785) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 8, 2017
Dark brown to black colored, medium to small creamy tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, some roasted malt and coffee, medium- floral and citrus hops. Taste is medium sweet malt and chocolate, bit caramel roasted malt, coffee, medium- floral and light citrus hops, medium bitterness, dryish finish. Medium bodied, soft+ carbonation, bit oily. Enjoyable but could go for more hops.

3.5
fonefan (48667) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2017

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Marks & Spencer Greenwich Black IPA ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, light chocolate, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, wood. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, woody, grapefruit, dark malt, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft - lively. [20150216]
7-4-7-3-14

3.6
mahkus (136) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Little bit malty aroma. Good brown head that soom dissipates. Dark colour. Not so strong in taste.

3.6
Dervock (1321) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle - pours ruby with an off white head. Aroma is bread malt and roast malt. Taste is dry roast malt woth a bit of citrus. Roast malt finish.

3.6
redders1974 (1401) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Brown with ruby glow big coffee hit some pine and roastiness the decent porterish bipa

4.6
Gangstergafje (1100) - 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 doesn’t 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. It’s 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.

3.8
JorgeLee (2089) - 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 I’ve had from Meantime. Not sure the Americans would be too happy with this as a Black IPA, but it’s good.

3.5
MrTipple (4782) - 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.


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