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Anvil Porter - French Broad Brewing Co.

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Anvil PorterAnvil Porter

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BA SCORE
83
good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 11-18-2010)
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3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

cursive7, Wednesday at 05:11 AM
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3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

GarthDanielson, Aug 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

MtSmith34, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Mantooth, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DaPan, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

nleaders, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Cervezaconcalor, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

SC_Beer_Drinker, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Mojo
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Mojo, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

seavercm, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

KFrank729, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of bmwats
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

bmwats, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

utvol, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

rvajohn, Dec 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Pens1967, Nov 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

grumpygerman, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Irish57, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

justinm4bama, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

baklo, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

animal69, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

kwkdmk, Oct 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

traviswhillier, Oct 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

TheBeerAlmanac, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of GPHarris
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick creamy tan head into a snifter that left thin sheeting throughout. the body was dark brown near black.
s - hints of chocolate and caramel with a little nuttiness.
t - caramel then some bittersweet chocolate and a hint of roast.
m - creamy but a little thin for the style.
o - good porter but i've had better.

GPHarris, Aug 18, 2013
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Anvil Porter from French Broad Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.