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Anspach & Hobday The Porter

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Brewed by Anspach & Hobday
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SouthernJessie (3) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Smooth, dark, and very, very drinkable. Not often I give 10/10 but this perfect porter deserves all the praise it gets. - Recommended

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3276) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: At the brewery.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Caramel, raisin, chocolate.
Body: Medium body, light to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, rather sweet, chocolate, some liquorice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
330ml bottle. Quasi black colour with average, thick, creamy, fairly lasting moderately lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma has notes of chocolate and blueberries, a herbal touch. Taste is slightly roasty dark malty, chocolately with notes of blueberries and belonging shrubs; long lasting finish adds some hop bitterness. Simple (in the sense emphasising a rigid scope of flavours) but extremely tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1336) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield. Very dark brown. Thin, sticky, tan head. Dried, vine fruit. Coffee grinds. Light cocoa. Taste is full, chewy, dark chocolate sweet. Roast dryness on top. Palate is thick, chewy, but manages some airy lightness. Finishes long, roast bitter. Just a little too bitter for me, but nevertheless this is a lovely beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8228) - 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 (31220) - 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 (10534) - 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 (4211) - 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 (5257) - 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 (35066) - 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]


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