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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,911 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,911
Reviews: 1,423
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 118
Gots: 123 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2001)
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep dark brown, almost black, with four or five fingers of durable coffee colored head. Aroma is dark fruity malts, more malts, and maybe a whiff of floral and earthy hops. Nice sweet malt complexity in the aroma, and the taste doesn't disappoint. Raisins, dates, cherries, some milk chocolate, coffee, and cola flavors but the dark fruits carry the day. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and a bit chewy, some hop bitterness on the finish but this beer is a vehicle for fruity malts, with the hops just keeping things from becoming too syrupy. Nice example of a "robust porter" from the BJCP style guidelines, almost approaches a sweet stout in flavor if not in body. A touch of bitter grain lingers on the palate. This could be my favorite Anchor beer. Its quite consistent from batch to batch, maybe the hops are more pronounced on rare occasions. Malt complexity along a sweet vein (check out Brekel's Brown for a different take on malty complexity).

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 01:54:52 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,911 ratings.