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Anvil Porter - French Broad Brewing Co.

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Anvil PorterAnvil Porter

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BA SCORE
83
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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: atsprings on 11-18-2010

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Ratings: 111 | Reviews: 34
Photo of Tone
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, chocolate, hint of roasted malt, slight alcohol, and a hint of piney hops. Fits the style of an English Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of chocolate, strong sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of oatmeal, hint of piney hops, and sight alcohol. Overall, very chocolaty (almost like chocolate cake), but not cloyingly sweet. Decent blend and good body.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

French Broad Anvil Porter has a thin, beige head, a dark brown, almost black, appearance, and very little lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of dark malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is of the same with some caramel, a bit of char, and brown bread crust. Bitterness is relatively low. The mouthfeel is rather watery, and French Broad Anvil Porter finishes powdery and easily drinkable. Guinness Extra Stout is a much better value, but this is nice, anyway.

RJT

Photo of RochefortChris
3.08/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleckpa
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kodt
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of midlifec
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of cursive7
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of robertjskelton
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a jet black coloring with hazelnut highlights, and a frothy, low profile, light tan head. Nose of cocoa nibs, roasted coffee, and subtle cream highlights. Flavors are roasted and bitter cocoa nib forward, with a bitter coffee undertone. Thin, dry body, with a bittersweet aftertaste. The finish is heavily roasted, lingering on a dry, smooth feel. Solid representation of the Porter style.

Photo of MtSmith34
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DaPan
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Cervezaconcalor
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of SC_Beer_Drinker
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Mojo
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into snifter

A - deep black with a two inch caramel colored head , not much retention, good lacing

S - subtle nose, rich chocolate and honey notes along with fresh baked cookies.

T - chocolate, caramel, toffee, roasted nuts with a clean sweet finish.

M - thinner than I would have thought, but pretty yummy

O - good, but not great offering, maybe just a smidgen too sweet.

Photo of seavercm
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of KFrank729
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bmwats
3.32/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a tumbler.

A: Black. Pours a 1+ finger, foamy, tan head. Settles slowly, and lingers. Light lacing.

S: Coffee, dark chocolate, and fresh tea.

T: Candied malt. Raisin, caramel, and a little peat.

M: Thick and hearty. Has something of a synthetic feeling sweetness that lingers on the palate.

D: Sessionable.

Atmosphere is okay. Fair head, and some light lacing. Nose is characteristic of the style... coffee and chocolate most notably. Roasted malt, with some unusual fruity sweetness and a bit of unwelcome pungency. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

Photo of utvol
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of rvajohn
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Anvil Porter from French Broad Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.