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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,286 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,286
Reviews: 1,469
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 152
Gots: 272 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2001

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle into a wine glass.

I haven't seen this brew before at my local shops...Don't ask me why! Getting down to the brew is my calling. First off, this brew pours very dense and dark brown (almost black), with lighter brown hues around the glass. Nice soapy khaki head laid on top with majesty! Very outstanding!

The aroma is awaiting my approach! This hits in a melody of rich roasted malts that are having a party in my nostrils. There's milk chocolate and cocoa slapping my nose hairs around for fun. Nice rich coffee overtones awakening my senses. Fruity yeast esters in the background. Yeah, this is pretty outstanding and impressing me with each step.

The flavor shouldn't be any different...right? Wham, bam thank you ma'am! This is reallying hitting the spot tonight! The flavor matches the nose with every detail. Hits first with a decent amounts of residual sugars that's backed with cocoa and coffee roast. Fruity esters come in and play around with you toward the finish. This finishes pretty dry with a bitter-sweet flavor and some leafy/resinous hop undertones in the aftertaste. The feel is all light with tight tingly carbonation.

Overall: If this was the same recipe in 1974....this is all I would've drank (Ballantine included). This is a complex little brew and would have me coming back for more. There's nothing to complain about this Porter, it's easy drinking, Roasty and damn enjoyable! This brew is Recommended!

Photo of atrocity
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of djgoodwi
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Geoffq
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SputnikMonroe
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CoryNPratt
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice black pour with huge 4 finger carmel head lacing after every drink
Smell cant pinpoint but slight bread hint carmel taste hatd to discribe but slight bread and not sur what else feel has slight tingle on tongue great porter on cold ass day that started out -12 below

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-exactly like a porter, pitch black with a light tan head that retains very nicely
-very roasty and malty
-taste like a porter but nothing stands out
-thick and very smooth
-a good porter taste like a porter should but nothing stands out to me, hoped for more flavor

Photo of mchengcit
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.37/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foxybrau
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with a nice foam head. Banana nut bread, black cherry on the nose. The taste is bitter black coffee and toasted grains. A touch of sweetness and dark fruit are there, but mostly a very straightforward brew. It's tasty, strong, and smooth. This one will get me venturing into the world of porters a bit.

Photo of fehrminator
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpopescu
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Imacopyouidiot
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charcarias
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kickbundler
3.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Maybe an old bottle but this had virtually zero carbonation and no head. Aroma and flavor are just about what I would expect in a porter.

Photo of mrjbrown27
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of maxson924
3.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,286 ratings.