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Anspach & Hobday The Porter

Brewed by Anspach & Hobday
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Bottle & Keg; Rregular.
Our flagship, award winning porter. A beer that dominated London’s past reinvented for today.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (320) - - JAN 4, 2015
Sampled from a 33cl bottle. Bottle conditioned. A very tasty traditional-style porter. All the expected flavours are there - charred malts, espresso coffee, vanilla, dried fruits. The is a very tasty, well-flavoured beer. Good, long bitter finish. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2820) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
bottle, near-black with a thin tan head and a roasty, treacley, smoky, slightly yeasty nose. Roasty burnt-bitter palate with notes of liquorice, earthy hops, dry bitterness. Burnt bitter and burnt caramel finish. rich and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike_77 (3564) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
Almost black with a dark, creamy head. An almost earthy, roasted malt aroma. Texture is thick and luscious with a sparkle of carbonation. Dark roasted malts with a hint of coffee but also a fresh dry bite of hops adding a different element of bitterness to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StoutHead (778) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2014
Draught at Mother Kelly’s. Pours black with a small beige head with good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, cacao, vanilla, coffee and dark sweet fruits. Body is above average and the carbonation soft. Long finish of roasted malt and coffee. Sweet and smooth. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (13260) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle 330ml (ABM, AIH40)
Dark opaque brown color, good brown head. Aroma has roasted coffee and cocoa. Very nice without typical tartness or vegetables. Medium-bodied, soft palate. Nice coffee roast. Light bitterness. Silky and smooth. Excellent porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21366) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Bottled@AIH40. Brown colour, beigeish brown mediumsized head. Aroma is nutty, some coffee, mild roasted malts as well as some nice toffeeish notes. Flavour is nicely coffeeish, mildly toasted, a bit ashy along with toffee, some mild liquorice and smoked wet wood. Quite a pleasantly balanced brew filled with character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
humlelala (1059) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2014
(33 cl bottle from City Beverage Company; BBD: Refined for the 21st century, store upright) Pours pitch black with creamy, tan head that features large Martian bubble craters. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is really dark roasted malt with a hint of burnt rubber (in a good way) and maybe licorice. Oily texture, slightly overcarbonated for my taste, medium body with a dark and roasted yet sweet finish. Flavour is quite robust with a sweetness balancing out the high level of roast to the point where there is no ascerbicity at all. A nice London porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3420) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from the brewery tap room, London. It pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee beans, wood, toffee, vanilla. Taste is roasty, earthy with notes of espresso, roasted grains, wood, dried frut, candi sugar. Finishes bitter and dry. Overall, well made tasty porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2230) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2014
33cl bb11/2016, idioUKourtesy ta! Wonderful tongue-in-cheek "refined for the 21st century" label on organic paper. Still fluid porter-style pour at 6.7%, decent beigish head. Refined indeed aroma of homemade butterscotch and blueberry, some bourbon and bayleaf, liquid milk chocolate over maraschino cherry, this earthy side of kitchy Mon Chérie, tawny port if pressed. Taste explores watery avenues of said aromas in subtle intermingled layers of flavour with the fleeting presence of a 5% porter. Strong herbal, earthy and woodsy component to the berry sweetness crops up, interferes, lends contour to more dark chocolate malts towards the dry finish. Enticing and precise composition, easy-drinking and near-loveable. Standing firmly in the middle between bearers/porters of bowler and smartphone here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (690) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle. Darkest brown nearly black body with brown large head. Aroma is Chocolater caramel with roasted malts. Taste is veray rich with coffe caramel dried dark fruits, some roasted malts and even some hints of smoke. Rich and slightly oily mouthfeel. Aftertaste is roasted bitterness, some coffee and some caramell with hints of alcahol. Great one.

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