Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
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
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 2,911 ratings.