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:
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.