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Anvil Porter - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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BigGingDrinker, Jan 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

firstlighthiker, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

discdueler, Dec 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DrunkinYogi, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Growler labeled "porter" served in a shaker pint. Beer is dark brown / black with a nice tan head of small bubbles, decent retention, some lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is coffee / roasty, a little sweet.

Beer is medium to light in body and sweet with a mild roast with a nice coffee flavor throughout. It is a very drinkable beer. I'd have it again if this were my local beer.

drabmuh, Dec 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

AngusOg, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

freduardo, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a near black hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured roasted malt, charcoal and dry black coffee.

The taste followed the aroma and finished with a touch of sweetness.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty, easy drinking porter.

plaid75, Nov 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

nickfl, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Lovely85, Sep 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

HipHopinHooligan13, Aug 03, 2012
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2.6/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 7/30/12

Dark brown, especially once in the glass. Faded ruby highlights. The head is sandy brown and just shy of two fingers. Retention is thinner, though lacing is good enough.

Roasted chocolate and burnt coffee dregs fill much of the aroma. Drifting about are caramel notes a la cheap Halloween candy. Faint overtones of earth and roasted twang. The flavor, however, is packed with tangy roast with a bitter coffee finish; not much chocolate in this department. The finish is a fussy, crackly medium-light body. Carbonation is full and very fizzy; it's too much for the beer. Roast lingers on the finish.

Overall impression - This is a pedestrian take on the style. Sure, it's easy to drink, but it lacks anything that would set it out in a crowd. Reasonably priced, at least when purchased at the brewery.

Ryan011235, Jul 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

juliusseizure, Jul 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ChaseTheAce, Jul 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Gatordaddy, Jul 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

OldTime, Jun 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

brotherloco, Jun 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

sgoro, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Falcone, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jjheinrichs, Apr 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Jonmoore89, Apr 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Mappies, Mar 30, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A very dark brown pour with just a tinge of red in it. Good sized fizzy tan head. Fades pretty quickly but leaves a nice 1/4" residual head approximately forever.

S: Smells like milk chocolate and roasted malt. Some caramel or perhaps caramelized sugar. Molasses. Touch of coffee and cream. Hint of earthiness? Or perhaps that's just smoke.

T: Lots of creamy milk chocolate, I assume this must have lactose in it, it tastes like a weaker milk stout. Cocoa with a hint of coffee. A bit of caramel and molasses in there too. Bitter roasted malt and coffee lingers in the aftertaste.

M: A bit thin and watery, but it IS only 6%.

O: A tasty porter for sure. Creamy and chocolaty. Only real downside is that it's a touch thin but it didn't detract too much.

Dope, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

greencovesteve, Feb 20, 2012
Anvil Porter from French Broad Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.