Anspach & Hobday are fast becoming another one of those breweries, like Wiper & True and The Kernel, who seem to be getting everything they do just right.
Here’s another example.
The Porter sits in my glass a deep dark mahogany and smells of chocolate and cola.
The malting is round and juicy with stewed prunes, chocolate, honey and treacle, and the hops are brown and crunchy, sharp with orange zest and nettle tea.
There’s a steely herbal tang to the finish, lots of rum and a splash of black coffee, and a good fruitiness as you swallow.
In a nutshell, this is a very good Porter indeed.