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56
42
style
Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (Asahi)

Style: Porter
Paddington, England

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LED40 (110) - - JAN 9, 2013
500ml bottle. Smoky smell with hints of coco. Nearly black in appearance with an off white head. The taste is bitter, malty, treacle, chocolate, caramel and coffee. The mouth feel is heavy and thick even slightly chewy you could say. Overall a good example of the style and woth a try.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grumpelmies (156) - 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 (938) - 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 (1919) - 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 (5893) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Biroholik (1037) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
500 ml Bottle from Mark & Spencer, Luton
Kolor ciemnobrązowy z pięknymi rubinowymi refleksami. Piana ładna, beżowa, wysoka, nieźle okala ścianki szkła. W aromacie klasycznie: kawa, czekolada, ciemne owoce, spora nuta paloności. W smaku mocno czekoladowe, kawowe z ciemnymi owocami. Tekstura lekka w kierunku średniej, lekkie w degustacji. Całkiem przyzwoity angielski porter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syfher (356) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle of 50cl, in a Guinness glass; room-temperature. Dark and red beer, middle clear.The aroma is a coffee one, with a taste of milk-coffee...Usual, with a very little aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4389) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
Very dark red-brown with a lasting fine head and aromas of cocoa and roasty coffee. Creamy-dry with more coffee, lightly burnt chocolate and a mild dry bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baltolomju (83) - POLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Kolor brązowy, piana drobnopęcherzykowa dość obfita, lekko zdobi szkło, w aromacie nuty czekoladowe, karmelowe, palone, w smaku podobne zestawienie, piwo poprawne, w stylu, brak jakiegoś szczeglnego elementu ktre skłaniałoby mnie do wypicia go jeszcze raz ...

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (746) - HONG KONG - MAR 22, 2016
Dark brown (quite light for a porter), medium beige head. Aroma is acidic, some roasted malts. Taste gets better: caramel (a lot), roasted malts, smoked notes, coffee. Highly carbonated, very malty, medium-light body and a pleasant dry finish. Not a bad porter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grisza77 (638) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Brązowe, klarowne piwo o średniej pianie, ktra delikatnie zdobi szkło i redukuje się do pierścionka przy brzegu szkła. Aromat wyraźnie palony, czekoladowy. W smaku także palone, kawowe, czekoladowe. Goryczka średnia. Oglnie udane piwo, mocno palone zwłaszcza w aromacie, pijalne.


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