Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by GusDom:
4.15/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
Found a bottle for just under 4 bucks so I did not hesitate to try it out.
Pour it into the glass and you get a decent sized head, probably bigger than I expected and mocha in color. The beer itself is a couple shades under black and dark red on the edges.
I love the smell, its pretty complex but not strong. I get hints of vanilla, dark chocolate, banana, and light coffee. The smell lingers but in a mildly soft manner.
Taste is pretty good. The coffee is more pronounced on the palette than on the nose. I get some banana, dark chocolate, vanilla, and hops in the blend. There is quite some lingering of flavor in the mouth, particularly with the coffee. You can taste the alcohol in the background. Drinkability is not too high because this is a thicker beer with a bit of a lingering taste. Again, this is a porter so it's pretty much expected that it is more of a sipping beer than anything else.
Overall, I was truly amazed at the taste and smell of the beer, very much above the price I paid for it. I'm happy I tried it and will probably buy more in the future. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2010 01:47:21 | More by GusDom
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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 2,911 ratings.