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Anvil Porter - French Broad Brewing Co.

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Anvil PorterAnvil Porter

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BA SCORE
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.08%
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: 110 | Reviews: 33
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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

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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

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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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.

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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Anvil Porter from French Broad Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.