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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,730 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2730
Reviews: 1412
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%


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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Reviews by ElSid:
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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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djbrown13

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-25-2014 00:22:54 | More by djbrown13
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Spider889

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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Tasted 23 April 2014.

Pours very dark, almost black. One finger of light tan head, good retention and lacing. Very nice.

Smell is rich, sweet, and roasty. Has an oat-like light sweetness that I really like. A little char. Great depth.

Taste is good, but it's thinner and less complex than I remember it being. Sort of woody, lightly charred, a bit bitter. Just not all that interesting.

Feel is the low point. Sort of flat, thinner than I'd like. And those characters bring out the worse sides of the beer, leaving it slick, charred, and bitter on the tongue.

The last time I had this beer, I thought it was top-notch. Now I'm finding it mediocre. Weird. Thin, sort of flat, and lacking depth in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 20:10:41 | More by zeledonia
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Illinois

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Henrich

Missouri

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with 1 finger of creamy, tan foam, which slowly melts into 1 cm of decent surface head. Beer is an opaque black, with no visable carbonation.
Smell: Malty, caramel, sweet. Like sniffing a bucket of brown sugar. Pleasant, but damn sweet.
Taste: Sweet, but toasty. From the smell, I was anticipating the taste to be totally cloying, but it is rather dry, with a nice, slight chocolate and strong aftertaste of coffee and malt. Very complex, and a nice surprise.
Mouth-Feel: A slight carbonic bite when it enters the mouth, but quickly yeilding to syrupy thick. Nothing special.
Overall: This is solid. I didn't expect much, but was delighted by the complex taste. This is a sipper, one per evening should satisfy. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 03:46:55 | More by Henrich
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very beautiful deep black color and is covered wit ha decent tan colored head that stays around for some time.
The aroma is slighty roasted, some fruits also present.
The taste starts with a nice bitterness and is followed by slightly roasted body, lots of coffee. Finishes with a decent bitterness.
Not my favourite Anchor, but very nice nad easily enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 12:02:49 | More by MarkoNm
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,730 ratings.