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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,860 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,860
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 113
Gots: 109 | 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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ElSid

California

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Beers of California

#61

Bottled Date: None

A: Liquid black char with a head of tan foam which leaves behind islands of bubbles on the glass.

S: Oven-fresh banana bread, burnt malt, smoke, sugar and brown leafy bitterness.

T: The toasted malt is the foundation here with moments of char, bananas foster, and brown sugar. The bitterness comes through mid-palate which is earthy and leafy ending with a faint alcohol warmth.

M: Smooth and medium bodied with a nice coating linger and pleasant carbonation which is light to moderate.

O: A solid Porter and a great representation of the style. Well distributed in California and great for frigid evenings to warm up the body.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 04:33:22 | More by ElSid
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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.

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,860 ratings.