Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by beerphan:
4.4/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle -> american pint
OAF is 'dotted' onto the label
(after a little digging on the website, that code is deciphered as Brewed on: April 6, 2010 )
Pours a dark brown with bright scarlet streaks in the light. A huge mocha heads sits atop before slowly deflating to a solid quarter inch film. I have two of these and I tried like hell to get the 2nd pour not to foam as much. I failed. Badly. Lace is deposited in random chunks and not so random droopy dots.
Nose: Toffee, sweet all around, light powdered cocoa
Creamy medium body, feels good in the mouth. A great mix of sweet slightly roasted malt flavors including chewy caramel combining with powdered cocoa and just a twinge of coffee. A short tart burst of citrus shows itself but is barely noticed. An underlying bitterness balances things out, but stays out of the way and seems simply along for the ride. Finishes semi-dry and leaves a nutty sweet flavor dancing across the taste buds.
Wow, what a great Porter. Anchor has been doing it a long time and they do it well. Hopefully it stays that way, with the changes and all.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2010 01:45:24 | More by beerphan
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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
92 out of 100 based on 2,860 ratings.