Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by HossMcGraw:
3.73/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Very decent porter here, but a bit too sweet.
AP pours a very dark brown color bordering on black, with a half inch tan head and great lacing. The aroma is very malty and sweet with a bit of spiciness due to the hops. Taste is initially sweet malty molasses and is followed by a dry hop bitterness. Well crafted, but this borders on cloying.
Mouthfeel is a bit too thin and lacks carbonation, but for some reason the drinkability is quite high due to the dry finish and low ABV. An outstanding porter, but just a bit sweet for me.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2006 09:18:16 | More by HossMcGraw
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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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