Marks And Spencer Cheshire Chocolate Porter | Frederic Robinson Limited

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Brewed by:
Frederic Robinson Limited
England, United Kingdom
robinsonsbrewery.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BDTyre on 02-15-2010

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#35,270
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
12
pDev:
14.41%
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.01/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of soulcougher
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottled
Pours a mid brown body with big foaming off white head that pretty much sticks
aroma is chocolate spread on wholemeal bread
some sweetness and slight sour note, some metallic notes
the main failure is its thinness

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Martine
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BDTyre
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This does not look at all like a porter, and I will admit that I was a bit put-off by the appearance. Light brown with copper hints to it. More like a brown ale, or even a mild. No real head to speak of.

Mild chooclate scent, not at all belied by the taste. Very low hop profile. Malts, chocolates, toffee and a bit of a sweet buttery and nutty profile. This carries through to the taste, with a bit more bitterness to it. Sort of like a dark or a bakers chocolate taste to it.

Smooth mouthfeel, but as it warms it feels a little bit too bitter for my liking. Quite a good beer, and after the initial shock of how it looks, I quite enjoyed this.

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Photo of spdyfire83
2.62/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

112th Review
Bottle to Westvleteren 12 (small) chalice
Best by: August 2012

A: Light tan. 1.5 (mocha) fingernail head on gentle pour. Doesn't look like a porter at all.

S: Vanilla, caramel, semi-sweet chocolate, oak, and fig.

T: Overwhelmingly sweet - vanilla and chocolate that's about it here.

M: Light body with medium carbonation.

O: Doesn't look or drink like a porter. Too sweet for my liking, but pairs decently well with carrot cake as a dessert beer.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served at cellar temperature from 500ml bottle into straight pint glass.

A) Lightish chestnut brown; very light and clear for a porter. Not promising. Also looks very fizzy.

S) Sweet chocolate, fudge.

T) Chocolate is there, and it is not too sweet, so that's the first hurdle cleared. No way is it a porter; there is a distinct hop bitterness that gives it the balance as opposed to roast malt.

F) Light and fizzy, like a cheaper bottled bitter.

O) This isn't a porter and there are other better chocolate beers, e.g., Youngs. Having said that it is a perfectly pleasant and drinkable beer, there are just better examples that are easily available.

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Photo of Jason1977
4.49/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This porter is well balanced with fantastic chocolate notes and a great finish.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Marks And Spencer Cheshire Chocolate Porter from Frederic Robinson Limited
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 12 ratings