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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,860 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,860
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 114
Gots: 109 | 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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JMad

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a tall pint glass...

The beer was black, there was just a sliver of light that shines through the edge of the glass with brownish, red hues. The head was tall, filmy and tan colored. I could smell lots of roasted malt, molasses, chocolate and a dark fruity presence. Tastes roasty, there is some licorice and molasses, raisin and bitter coffee. The liquid is smooth and silky, it has low carbonation and a thick medium body. The rich flavor and full body prevents me from drinking very many at a time, it's very enjoyable though.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 20:13:44 | More by JMad
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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.

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,860 ratings.