Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,912 | Reviews: 1,423 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Phatz:
3.63/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: This beer comes in a very unique short stubby bottle. A good addition for bottle collectors.
Appearance: This beer pours motor oil back, with a slight red hue (maybe mahogany). Looks black as it sit in my beer stein. Huge 3 finger muddy brown head, very thick. Nice lacing.
Smell: I got little out of the smell. It was not very aromatic, but after searching I did find a bit of burnt chocolate, toffee and a distinct toastedness to it.
Taste: Sweet smooth malts and maple syrup. It had a bit of 'red' to the malts (whatever that means). The aftertaste had a bit of green floral hops that left a slight bitter taste on the tip of your tongue. Overall rather balanced.
Mouthfeel: A bit thin; light / medium; OK for an American Porter. (I tend to prefer the English). The mouthfeel was creamy and very smooth, also a bit syrupy.
Drinkability: Not incredibly interesting but adequately tasty and quite easy to drink. That makes this a very good everyday porter but nothing super special.
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2005 10:14:46 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
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 2,912 ratings.