Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by Fish113d:
4.03/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
From a bottle into a pint glass chilled from the fridge....
Aggressive pour gives off a nice chocolate brown body with a hefty 2 1/2" tannish head that seems to settle very slowly. Light is very little through the glass. Nice, what I was expecting.
Caramel and rich coffee tones accentuate this one on the nose. Also, nice rich chocolate aroma comes at me also. Very nice on the nose. A bit of grass or other grains also there that come in behind the chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Nice. Could be a bit more roasty though.
Very chocolatey with a bit of biscuits maybe, and a nice roasty coffee blend flavor. Caramel tones are secondary here, but a nice porter flavor. A bit of grassy hops come in to balancet this one on the swallow. Anchor is so solid!
Body is medium, which is a nice change from most more lightening porters that I'm used to. Alcohol is not there like most porters. This one is pretty true to the style, and maybe even better due to the body being a little heavier than usual.
This brew is easily drinkable, and very tasty. It'd make a nice brew to share a 6-pack with a friend, wife, relative, whoever! Well done!
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2006 03:38:58 | More by Fish113d
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4.33/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.
A: Abysmally dark brown, nearing black. Some ruby red highlights around the bottom of the glass when held up to my iPhone flashlight. A large mocha colored head starts out large, but fades down to a 1/4" creamy cap leaving vast amounts of lacing down the glass. A work of art in a glass.
S: Lots of dark roasted malts with some bittersweet cocoa, definitely closer to bitter than sweet though. A little bit of smokiness and some faint hop presence. Not overly complex or unique, but the aroma is strong and deeply enticing.
T: Man, oh man, this flavor is blissful. It's initial impression is sweet, but quickly fades. Dark roasted malts are rich and powerful, with some mild black coffee notes. The bittersweet chocolate fades back in towards the end, and the finish is primarily roasted malts with a strong smokiness. Complex; boastful; delicious.
M: Mouthfeel is solidly medium, smooth with lots of creaminess, but stays casual enough to quaff with relative ease. Low-ish ABV makes it a choice session beer.
O: I've heard this beer roll off the tongues of many a craft drinker, oft times with great praise following. Embarrassingly, it has taken me this long to try it—and for that, I'm kicking myself in the ass. It's so easily accessible here that I've often overlooked it, but now that I've finally grabbed it, I'm in love. It's everything I look for in a porter. Huge, rich flavors, with a solid mouthfeel and sessionable qualities. Sorry, Guinness, but I think I've found my new black beauty.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 01:38:12 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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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