Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by bmwats:
4.33/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a pint.
A: Dark brown. Light carbonation pours into a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles fairly slowly leaving a little bubbly carbonation. Spiderweb lacing remains as you drink it down, but eventually retreats into the body leaving a few spots here and there.
S: Dark roasted malt. Coffee, and bittersweet chocolate.
T: Roasted, charred malt. Bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and a hint of nuttiness. Tastes kinda' like it smells, really.
M: Robust and hearty. Full body really permeates the entire palette, and kinda' coats the inside of the mouth. The roasted chocolaty malt sticks with ya'. A subtly sweet finish.
D: Very nice. Good balance. Flavor and feel are exceptional.
Really good atmosphere. Nice look, and a really well-crafted nose. A little complexity in the flavor, and a hearty feel with a fairly strong alcohol taste, but not imposing at all. Great drinkability when it's all said and done. Really (really) good quaff.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2009 02:22:09 | More by bmwats
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
92 out of 100 based on 2,859 ratings.