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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,723 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2723
Reviews: 1411
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%


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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark ruby color. A shit ton of head is formed - it's three fingers high, and light tan in shade. It's also pretty long lasting, with a rocky texture and some great lacing left behind.

S: There's actually a lot going on here. The very first thing I notice is some plummy dark fruits and some chocolate. Backing that is a healthy yet subtle hop note. And there's also a decent amount of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. It's not the biggest nose ever, but who cares? It's contemplative and inviting nonetheless.

T: The very first sip is chocolaty. The second sip is fruitier in tone yet with a hoppy finish. The third sip sees the hops mingle with the subtle roast to create a great coffee flavor. Some licorice flavors also appear. It's not suffocatingly complex; rather all the flavors are quite defined and readily noticeable...making its delicate balance all the more impressive.

M: Drinkability is the key here: it's light in body and dry on the back end, with only a touch of lingering sweetness. Carbonation is actually pretty low, allowing said sweetness to appear.

O: This is probably the best robust (hoppy) porter I've had. Everything's in good balance, yet the flavors stand out quite well. I could see this becoming a go-to porter.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 19:58:20 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Smell: Malty, caramel, sweet. Like sniffing a bucket of brown sugar. Pleasant, but damn sweet.
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,723 ratings.