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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,870 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,870
Reviews: 1,422
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 113
Gots: 112 | 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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Reviews by Frozensoul327:
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn, this a one smooth drinkin' porter here. Pours out to the color of coffee with a medium brown head. Helluva start. Odors of coffee and hops were present, with an earthy overtone masking the alcohol. Very nice mouthfeel, quite smooth and thick, and a touch on the creamy side. Flavors of coffee bean, earth, chocolate and mild spice were present, along with a bitterness on the finish. This is a good porter. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2005 01:31:06 | More by Frozensoul327
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4.81/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I bought this because of the simplistic bottle and the fact it was a porter. There is nothing simplistic about this beer.

I poured it from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass. The beer has a dark chocolate color, with about 3/4 inch of head. The aroma is that of dark chocolate and coffee.

The taste cannot be adequately described by my words. This is simply the best porter I have ever tasted.

This is just a wonderful beer. My words can't do it justice. #InLove

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07-13-2014 18:36:43 | More by Anmaglahk
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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Almost black body capped by mocha head. Excellent lacing and head retention.
S: Roasted malt, cocoa, cafe and smoky aromas.
T: Bittersweet chocolate, coffee, smoky flavors.
M: Smooth, dry and creamy beer. O: A big creamy tasty Porter that is easily drinkable and enjoyable.

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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.

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,870 ratings.