Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by ZBerkeleyan:
4.4/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: poured from cold bottle into pint glass. A nice two-finger head fizzed up, which left a foamy lace around the glass when tipped. This stout is as black as they get, and no light shone through when I held it up.
Smell: complex and inviting, I smelled chiefly mocha, but also vanilla and bourbon.
Taste: chocolate-y as most stouts tend to be, but also balanced. The vanilla and bourbon came through in the taste as well. A very interesting stout that doesn't try to hit you over the head with any one flavor. Definitely a pleasurable brew!
Mouthfeel: medium, but on the lighter side for a stout. Not as filling as many stouts, though I can't say this is entirely a bad thing. If there were more than just this one bottle in the fridge, I could have easily handled another. Not quite a session beer in body (it is a stout after all!) but lighter than expected. This brew goes down smooth and has minimal carbonation. Again a very balanced experience.
Overall this one is a highly recommended standby for a stout. Rich and complex without being overly filling or too unbalanced in any one aspect of flavor, smell, or body.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2012 05:09:40 | More by ZBerkeleyan
More User Reviews:
3.56/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Finger worth of head on the pour which settled in to the edges of the glass while drinking. Above average active carbonation for the style. Some sticky lacing left behind.
Smell: Mossy hops mesh well with a bright malt sweetness. Espresso notes with some dark chocolate bitterness. There is an amber malt, toffee like sweetness on the body. A familiar yeast profile of Anchor beers shows up and adds a unique layer for a porter.
Taste: Toffee, Oats, and a unique yeast brightness really blasts on the front. Mossy hops and untamed oak opens up on the body. The finish is just the body slowly dying out with hits on oak and toffee popping up occasionally.
Mouthfeel: Much brighter and active on the palate then I expected. Carbonation fits. Some coffee ground dryness is left behind.
Overall: This was really something different. I expected the stout-ish porter that some many brewers are making but this is tough to really put a finger on. Odd but worth a shot.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 06:28:23 | More by KFBR392
Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
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