Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by Lauthaha:
2.95/5 rDev -28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.
Appearance: Beer pours a super-dark mahogany with ruby undertones. Head is rich and frothy; a perfect tan color. Lots of bubbles in the head.
Smell: Slight amount of bourbon within a woody chocolate forest. Some raisin bread or sweet bread and a coffee undertone. Smells just a little too sickly sweet with those purple fruits.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Beer is fairly sour to me, and somewhat thin. Some dark chocolate, a lot of bourbon-barrel flavor. Cloying sweetness. Not terrible, but not great for a porter, imho. Beer leaves an uncomfortable oil on the tongue and leaves a corn-syrup coating on the palate.
Overall: Not a bad *brew* I suppose, but no better than average overall. Not my cup of tea.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2011 04:04:43 | More by Lauthaha
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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
92 out of 100 based on 2,860 ratings.