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Anspach & Hobday The Porter

Brewed by Anspach & Hobday
Style: Porter
Bermondsey, England


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (349) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Wonderful aroma of black berries. Black. No head but good carbonation. Low hopping. Nice buzzing mouth feel. Sweetish, black berries, hint of dark chocolate. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (826) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle at home - deep dark black with a very large, foamy light brown head. Lively body. Aroma is lots of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Very rich. Taste is smokey, vanilla and roasted malts with a creamy finish. Silky smooth body, dry, medium to prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3165) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
Pours black with low light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, German sausage, chocolate, light coffee. Very classic porter. Taste is rich chocolate and vanilla, sweet, before a roasted malt and dark chocolate bitter finish. Light, roasty body with soft carbonation. A very good example of a classical porter, updated nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6495) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is dry coffee malt, light chocolate. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light bubbly yeast, mineral hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (7406) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 33cl bottle shared at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag Medium creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Chocolate in the aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (311) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Cracking stuff. Straight up london style porter done really well. No surprises, just a solid beer. Perfect.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crazy_cat_lady (304) - - 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 (4619) - 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 (1045) - 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 (522) - - AUG 29, 2015
Chocolate, coffee notes on the nose. Roasty taste with more coffee, chocolate taste & a smooth bitter finish. Rated by BrewTom

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