overall
55
42
style
Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (Asahi)

Style: Porter
Paddington, England

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cold fermented at the Meantime Brewery for Marks & Spencer.
This London Porter is brewed in Greenwich, using no fewer than seven malts to recreate a historic recipe from the 1750s for a style of beer that was once synonymous with London.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5388) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2017
500ml bottle (bb 31 Aug 2017) at home on 21 May 2017, from M & S Simply Food, Central Station, Glasgow, chocolate, vanilla, roast malt aroma, deep chestnut brown with a good lasting cream head, chocolate, roast malt flavour, medium dry malty aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcmchew (49) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - APR 27, 2017
Dark mahogany, clear, see-through, with a small light tan cap. Nutty notes in the smell, caramel, some cheap chocolate, toffee, faint plum, a dusting of cinnamon powder. Some caramel, cocoa powder and hints of coffee tin atop some dry, wholegrain biscuits, finishing with some earthy-spicy British hops. Somewhat dusty. Vague hints of raisin. Aftertaste has some lingering British hop, mildly bitter, and some deeply toasted malts. Kinda light bodied, with a hearty carbonation. Not exactly a traditional porter in my book, but a nice drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (787) - - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Unpoured. Scent is light caramel porter. Taste is lovely caramel notes on porter, quite sugary but backed with at least 40 IBU of complementing bitterness. Finish is dry and a tiny bit soapy. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2017
500ml bottle. Dark red colour with a thin off white head which laces well. Aroma of caramel and feint smoked cheese. The taste is caramel, cough syrup, some coffee and a light smokiness. A good one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (773) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Pours clear, dark reddish-brown. Small tan head. Sweet grainy aroma. Medium slightly oily body. Malty. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarauckelman (520) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Clear dark red-brown with a scummy film. Malty and smoky aroma, with a nice rich flavor, with hints of vanilla and peanut brittle. Smooth bodied and quite nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumpelmies (290) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Ruby. Small white head with beautiful lacing. Mild aroma of british hops with a touch of red berries and sourness. Taste is malts, chocolate, subdued hops and some fruitiness. Low carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery. Its alright but I expect something else from a Porter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Piw (1062) - Rsselsheim, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2016
500ml Flasche. Klar und dunkelbraun mit groer Schaumkrone. Karamellnoten. Leicht malzig. Slich und trocken.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorgeLee (2040) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle, M&S. Redder in colour than expected, ruby. Slightly sweet, a little fruity, red berries, and a slightly abrasive chocolate malt feel. Somewhere between a fruity bitter and a porter I guess. A bit lacking in depth at 5.5%. Interesting idea, not perfect.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (6454) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle from M and S. Appearance - dark brown with red chinks. A nice off white head. Nose - chocolate, cream and light roast. Taste - some chocolate bit malt roast is definitely predominantly whats going on. Palate - close to medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a long dry crunchy finish. Overall - Id say this is more like a stout than a porter but maybe the old recipe is the explanation for that.


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