The Porter
Anspach & Hobday

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Anspach & Hobday
England, United Kingdom
English Stout
Ranked #34
Ranked #17,503
3.87 | pDev: 9.04%
Jan 31, 2021
Dec 08, 2014
Very Good
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Rated: 3.94 by steverx8 from England

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 4 by insouciantx from New York

Jan 03, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L- Inky black with a 5mm fine-bubble tan head.
S- Roasty-toasty, cocoa and molasses.
T- Deeply toasted, roasted coffee towers tall here, pungent and somewhat smokey. Zero out of place.
F- Deep, pungent, forceful profile, ideal for slow sipping on a cold autumn night. I wouldn't suggest this is a refreshing beer, but it's certainly fulfilling.
O- I like it, but then I drink black espresso coffee and hadn't made that connection. I asked my wife to try it (blind), she's a fan of Belgian Trappist beer and heavier English ales; she immediately said coffee was simply too prominent for her. Obviously I'm rating here on my own view, but others might note it perhaps helps if you enjoy strong coffee.
330ml bottle. £2.49 from M+S, BB: 01/08/2021/Batch:056
Sep 30, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by samEBC from Belgium

Jun 14, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by benlhoest from Belgium

Dec 20, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by Needmorebeer312 from Washington

Oct 30, 2016
Rated: 4 by sd123 from Georgia

Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 4.37 by stephenlee from England

Mar 25, 2016
Rated: 3.28 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Jan 19, 2016
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Reviewed by LantGladstone from England

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
BBE Apr 24, 2016 6.7% ABV 330ml bottle from ales by mail

Appearance (Look) = 6%
black/dark red tint, very little head

Smell = 24%
strong fresh chocolate malt

Taste = 40%
starts out chocolate malt, then sweet then a hint of rosted barley astringency I think I'm getting some spicy hops on the top but hard to tell. all the notes are there and are allowed to ring out. Not muddled with too much going on and there is a depth and vibrancy to everything that is going on.

Mouthfeel (Feel) = 10%
solid. not overly thick or carbonated.

Overall = 20%
a perfect porter. exactly on style and is what it should be.
Nov 12, 2015
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Rated by Keithrow

4.61/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Malty. Burnt. Hoppy finish
Oct 10, 2015
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Reviewed by ARoman from Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
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.
Sep 07, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by BMMillsy from Florida

Sep 06, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by jkhara12 from England

Aug 30, 2015
Rated: 4.17 by Srkolodn from New York

Apr 15, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by JSOBB from England

Apr 09, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 08, 2014
The Porter from Anspach & Hobday
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 18 ratings