fonefan (49426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2010
[ As Marks & Spencer London Porter ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, moderate roasted and chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry roasted and caramelish, slight breadish. Sweet, raosted and caramelish flavoured. Followed by a bitter and lingering malty flavour. Smooth malty finish. joergen (28177) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle at PreZBF 2010, thanks.
Clear orange red coloured with a small off white head.
Malty and light roasted aroma of caramel and hay.
Light roasted flavour of caramel, hay, chocolate and hops.
Roasted and hoppy finish. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Bottle courtesy of Harrisoni. Cheers Ian! Clear brown beer. Light head. Rich chocolatey malt nose. Dry palate. Rich malt. A little smoky note. Alright! cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2010
bottle at pre-ZBF ... deep red brown ... toffee roast malt nose ... dark fruits .. toffee malts... another meantime that doesnt excite.
Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle at Jack’s Sausage Celebration - London. Pours mostly clear brown with a moderate, frothy off-white cap. Very good stuff on the whole. Nice burnt sugars, burnt toast, some bready malts, tosted brown sugar, modest earthy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Fair burnt earth bitterness on the finish, along with burnt toast and suggestions of charred cocoa. Very decent stuff. Theydon_Bois (19545) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2013
Bottle from M&S at RMD station drank on the 18.36 train to SNG, 30/03/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a medium sized beige head that retains well.
Nose carries light roast malt, sugars, touch of chocolate, nuts.
Taste comprises dark toffee, dark malt, chocolate, brown sugars.
Medium bodied, a little over spritzed in the carbonation front, dry finish.
Ok. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Marks&Spencer in Prague. Slightly hazy amber/brown beer with a decent beige head. Chocolate aroma, lots of chocolate, cocoa powder, caramel, roasted, licorice notes. Chocolate flavor, hoppy metal notes, cocoa powder, roasted, soot notes, some vanilla. Roasted chocolate finish, slightly thin bodied. harrisoni (18579) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle at Pre ZBF 2010. OK so I didn’t bring anything too exciting to the tasting, but it was on the floor whilst I was packing so it got into the bag. Chestnut colour, thin beige head. Dry porter aroma. Pretty decent dryness. Nice enough malts. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 15, 2015
500ml bottle (M&S Rocca al Mare, Tallinn)
Rich cherry wood red, dark beige tight head. Pleasatly nutty aroma, nice husky grains, just a little bit of coffee. So grainy. Smooth palate, pleasant carbonatuon. Simple toasted wholemeal bread, lovely nuttiness, a little bit walnutty, some hint of almond. Finish a little bit toastier still. Damn, this is breakfast - I just need some honey on it.