Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,190 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,190
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 137
Gots: 224 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2001)
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Photo of dmgeng
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I tried this several months ago but didn't review it and when getting another six pack to make "craft" black-and-tans I figured I should review this.

A - Nice black color. Mostly clear but difficult to see from the color. Tan head with medium staying power. Medium lacing.

S - Strong malty aroma with caramel/chocolate/roasty tones. The chocolate and malty aromas standout above the roasted character which is a nice change from most porters/stouts.

T - Much like the smell the caramel and chocolate flavors stand tall. The roasted character is there but really is secondary to the sweeter and more robust flavors. The flavor is very similar to a southern brown but with more chocolate and roasted character and overall more complexity. The bitterness is there from the hops and roastiness but they provide balance to the sweeter flavors.
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M - Moderate mouth-feel. medium carbonation perfect for drinkablity. The substantial body with a lower alcohol makes this brew a delicious beer.

Overall, this is probably the best regular porter you can buy. Even thought the ABV is only 5.6% you could never have guessed that from the flavor impact and body exuded by this beer. There is plenty of the flavor to keep you picking it up for the next sip but with the lighter abv it makes it a great substitute for a big bold stout if you are eating or drinking with friends.

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4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.64/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.95/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best porter I have ever had. An incredibly smooth flavor and texture. You cannot go wrong g with this beer.

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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Gajo74
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown and nearly black color. Thick head brown and white head retains well as a creamy and frothy lace that reminds me of a cappuccino. Aroma has sweet malts, sugars and coffee tones. Taste has malty sweetness, elements of fruit and coffee. Has a slightly dry and bitter finish that balances it nicely. Had it with a chocolate cake; a perfect pairing! Great feel! Medium bodied but very drinkable, almost refreshing like a lighter beer.
A good find from Anchor; a brewery that has yet to diss appoint me.

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,190 ratings.