Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by CrystalShipMS3:
4.3/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I'm not sure that I have the eloquence to describe how amazing this beer tastes and smells. I might try to come back to it just to do it justice. But in the mean time:
Pours dark brown with red highlights in the light. Tan head is one to two fingers. Looks delicious.
Smells of very dark and yet sweet chocolate liquor and some coffee.
Taste? The taste is that of pure deliciousness. I love it for it's depth of cocoa and coffee and sweet complex malts... but as I said I do not possess the palette or vocabulary to describe what makes this beer so amazing to me. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful, but trust me; the words "really really good" come to mind, yet don't do it justice.
Feels very creamy at first but becomes just a bit flat. I'd like it to retain that cream like consistency a bit longer. Would be great from a "nitro-tap"
Overall it's one of my favorites and it is a great session beer. I'd be willing to drink it all night.
If I haven't already convinced you to pick up a six pack then you are an idiot. This beer is fucking delicious.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2011 05:03:24 | More by CrystalShipMS3
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3.56/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Finger worth of head on the pour which settled in to the edges of the glass while drinking. Above average active carbonation for the style. Some sticky lacing left behind.
Smell: Mossy hops mesh well with a bright malt sweetness. Espresso notes with some dark chocolate bitterness. There is an amber malt, toffee like sweetness on the body. A familiar yeast profile of Anchor beers shows up and adds a unique layer for a porter.
Taste: Toffee, Oats, and a unique yeast brightness really blasts on the front. Mossy hops and untamed oak opens up on the body. The finish is just the body slowly dying out with hits on oak and toffee popping up occasionally.
Mouthfeel: Much brighter and active on the palate then I expected. Carbonation fits. Some coffee ground dryness is left behind.
Overall: This was really something different. I expected the stout-ish porter that some many brewers are making but this is tough to really put a finger on. Odd but worth a shot.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 06:28:23 | More by KFBR392
Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
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