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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,860 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,860
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 113
Gots: 109 | 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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Reviews by ZBerkeleyan:
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ZBerkeleyan

California

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
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,860 ratings.