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style
Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Meantime (Asahi)

Style: Porter
Paddington, England

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unknown

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RATINGS: 126   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1179) - - FEB 21, 2013
Rich mahogany in colour with a good off-white head that lasts well and leaves an attractive lace on the glass. Lovely roasted malt nose with loads of coffee and chocolate notes and some smokiness lurking there as well. Good body with that roast malt again, some bitterness comes to the fore on the finish. A lovely beer! From M&S obviously, a present from my wife, whod just been to London!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (741) - 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 (492) - 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 (177) - 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 (1028) - 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 (1978) - 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 (6259) - 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 (1127) - 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 (364) - 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 (4515) - 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 ...


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