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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,911 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,911
Reviews: 1,423
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 118
Gots: 123 | 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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PatYoda

Colorado

4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, Anchor Porter. A regular in my beer fridge, this is definitely a desert island beer for me.

Appearance is very dark brown with a cream colored head that sticks around as a ring around the glass for some time. It leaves no lacing.

The smell is richly inviting. Warm, malty breadiness surrounded by dark ripe fruit. There is some coffee in here, and definitely some caramel. Also tons of sweet milk chocolate. So complex and decadent.

The taste is simply spectactular. Imagine a chocolate caramel brownie dipped in some red wine to start. Then throw in some sort of herbal/spicy hoppiness and maybe some cinnamon. Very sweet, and balanced only by a mild hop bitterness in the finish and the herbal character. This beer just begs you to drink it for dessert along with some chocolate covered strawberries and see if you can survive.

Mouthfeel is very full and thick with adequate carbonation to keep things moving. The keyword here is rich. It is so rich that this is the only thing that hinders its drinkability. Other than that, I could have several in a night. This is simply a world class porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2006 01:51:59 | More by PatYoda
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,911 ratings.