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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,896 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,896
Reviews: 1,423
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 116
Gots: 117 | 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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TheycallmeTim

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an American pint glass.

A--Pours a deep nearly black, with only a touch of dark ruby toward the bottom when you backlight it. Cap is small, a scant finger maybe, and a creamy burnt sugar. Didn't last long and left no lacing.

S--Maybe the pour wasn't vigorous enough, or it was too cold, because I didn't get much, especially compared with the taste. If anything I got a little plum and raisin, with some slightly more floral notes underneath.

T--Excellent. When cold this is more fruity and round, with some bee-yoo-tiful floral hop overtones. Once it warms though you get the full experience: nice bitter pull and roasted malt on top of all that other stuff. This one really opens up the spectrum toward the end, giving you coffee bitterness and even some black licorice or anise liquer hints along with a little tobacco leaf toastiness. If you have the patience let it sit on your counter an hour or so before imbibing. Well worth the wait.

M&D--Not overly carbonated, but not concrete in your mouth either. Great creaminess to it that smooths the ride--very refreshing.

Of all the American porters I tried, this one seems the most traditional, more Samuel Smith than Sixpoint. Very focused, and solid and smooth, on the grain. Maybe because it's older--is this the oldest porter America has that's still in circulation? In any event, it has the feel of a standard-bearer, the one to measure others in the style against.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 22:32:49 | More by TheycallmeTim
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,896 ratings.