Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by Groomsy:
4.25/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Nothing like kicking back on a cold, rainy night with a dark beer of great quality.
Appearance: Pours a thick, inky jet black with hints of ruby barely penetrating the body. The beer is topped by a fat, rocky head of dark tan foam that sticks around for a long time, leaving broken sip rings down the glass that fade throughout the session.
Smell: A little surprising for a porter. I get a lot of notes of bread/biscuit from the malts out front. There's also a pretty rich scent of milk chocolate and the coffee undertones standard for a porter. I also pick up some sugar, molasses, and just a little bit of smokiness and some earthy hops in the back for balance. Very appetizing and well-done.
Taste: Everything a porter should be, and more. Hearty roasted malts with caramel hit the front of the palate and soon merge with some notes of dark fruit mid-palate. There's also a long, LONG lingering finish of chocolate and coffee, very well done and elegant. Also some notes of smokiness come in the finish. Finishes pretty dry, but not in a bad way. Wallops of black malt, chocolate, coffee, and all things dark is what you'll get in this porter. Excellent stuff.
Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy, but not flat. The flavors linger long into the finish and become a little more drying as the beer warms.
Drinkability: Fantastic. This is a great porter for any time of year, but based on its price, it's not something I would buy on a regular basis. If you like porters, though, you owe it to yourself to try this.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2011 04:47:13 | More by Groomsy
More User Reviews:
4.14/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - dark brown, near black, creamy tan head, patching lacing
S - coffee, molasses, caramel, black malts, candied sugars
T - roasted malt, coffee, sweetness from some dark fruits like figs and dates, molasses, slight bitterness
M - medium to full bodied, some carbonation, chewy, creamy
O - Really great porter. Great combination and balance between the smell and taste from the roasted malt malts to the sweet molasses/caramel and dark fruits. Would certainly drink again,
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 22:45:23 | More by mthomp081
Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,898 ratings.