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Anspach & Hobday The Porter

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Brewed by Anspach & Hobday
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle & Keg; Rregular.
Our flagship, award winning porter. A beer that dominated London’s past reinvented for today.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8068) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Sampled from draught. Opaque black color, small light brown head. Smell and taste malts, a slight sweet hint, lightly a touch of roast, light to moderately bitter. Soft, velvety mouthfeel. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2014
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small head. Aroma is roasted malty liqourice. Bitter, hops, dark roasted malty and breadish. Lingering dry and bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2014
Draught at Craft Islington, London. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, soot, licorice, cocoa, figs, raisins, grapes, cream, nuts, some biscuits. Fruity flavor, figs, raisins, chocolate, licorice, vinous, cocoa, caramel, soot, some cream. Really nice drinkable porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3790) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Draft - Dark roast and bitter chocolate, with a slight bitter/sourness. Jet black with a decent brown head. Tastes as it smells, no bells or whistles. Pretty straight forward.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5176) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
330ml Bottle - Very dark brown with a foamy tan head. Roasted malt, cocoa and some slightly smoky notes in the aroma. Liquorice, black treacle, roasted malt and coffee can be detected in the taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Anspach & Hobday The Porter ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, dark roasted - burnt, coffee - dusty coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dusty, roasted, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140416]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
6th May 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, good mild tan head. Palate is airy and slightly dry. Tangy dark malts, touch of roast. Mild dark chocolate and light malt cream. Light airy finish. Tasty and light porter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Black; thick, dense, rocky beige head; aroma is good - chocolate and bonfires; taste is roast malt, bitter chocolate; quite juicy, with a robust hoppiness; I liked the Black Forest gateau reference someone came up with below; bitter, dryish, oddly herbal finish; it’s good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at home. Aroma of burnt sugar, chocolate and liquorice, thick black, roasted taste, dry bitter chocolate, liquorice, burnt sugar.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Poured black, with a large, dense tan head. Smokey aroma, with some dark fruit, leather and a rather salty edge. Full mouth feel, with a fair amount of carbonation. Initial flavours of rich port, liquorice and roasted malt. Big warming finish, with some treacle, smooth burnt malt, some grassy hop and toast. One of the finest porters I’ve ever tried.


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