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Anspach & Hobday The Porter

Brewed by Anspach & Hobday
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Bottle & Keg; Rregular.
Our flagship, award winning porter. A beer that dominated London’s past reinvented for today.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (252) - - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle from brewery. Obtained during Bermondsey Beer Mile. Pours pitch black with very small head, visually oily. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and black cherry. Lovely smooth mouthfeel. Sweet upfront flavours of cherries and chocolate with hint of coffee, lingering toasted wood. This is quite lovely. My favourite beer from the Mile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4525) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown and quite lively upon opening. Coffee and chocolate are the most dominate flavours. It also has a bitter and sharp edge resulting in a very good beer that is so close to being an excellent one. Really worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2015
On tap poured into a wide flute. The aroma is a blend of dark fruits, some citrus, coffee, and milk chocolate. It pours a deep, dark, near opaque coffee black-brown with an effervescence to it and is topped by a brown sudsy head with a good retention and a mild lace. The taste is a medium sweet and medium light bitter. The thin texture has a foamy carbonation with a medium, roasted body. Roasted grains and coffee are noted with some chocolate and it finishes crisp with a burnt chocolate syrup note that sticks around in the aftertaste with a cloying dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (493) - - AUG 29, 2015
Chocolate, coffee notes on the nose. Roasty taste with more coffee, chocolate taste & a smooth bitter finish. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Really drinkable, great example of the style with chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, a hint of caramel and a pleasant bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (670) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, Pours almost nontransparent black liquid, small creamy brown head, Aroma: espresso, dark chocolate, cherries, plums, wood, Taste: light to medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour, dark chocolate, espresso, cherries, Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, long espresso chocolate finish, Overall: roasty and chocolate notes, fruity, well balanced, bitter, very drinkable, enjoyed, one of the best porters I ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjp12 (875) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
On tap at the craven, a fantastic porter, full of coffee and chocolate notes, one of my favourite styles, and this is one of the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1549) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2015
Gravity cask at the Cambridge Beer Festival 2015. Dark, almost black, with a loose tan head. Roast coffee and pitted fruit in the aroma. Sweet and naughty taste: liquorice, alcohol and burnt toast. Surprisingly bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10037) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
On tap at Anspach & Hobday, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out roasted malt and cocoa. Flavour is fairly robust, with cocoa, roasted malt and a little espresso. Robust and full-bodied for a porter. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RuNpali (59) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Completely black beer, thick dark beige head. A worderful aroma with roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. The taste is bitter with coffee and chocolate. Could be a bit sweeter. Body is full, carbonation is very good. A very good porter! Yammy.

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