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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,911 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,911
Reviews: 1,423
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 117
Gots: 123 | 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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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Single bottle (no freshness date that I could interpret) in a shaker glass.
Nice light tan head, dense with a 1/4" layer that stayed the whole way down the glass - lacing abundant on the glass as I drank it down.
The smell out fresh out of the bottle is awesome - I got bourbon, coffee, malts but then it dissipated leaving me with a very mild smell in the glass.
Taste is good. I get the roasted barley, very mild coffee, and just a hint of something bitter. Very smooth though and quite enjoyable, but not as strong in the flavors I was expecting from the first smell.
Mouthfeel - at first I get some carbonation but right after that it's thick and smooth but it does not linger.
Drinkability - well it was gone fast but I don't think it's my favorite porter. It's quite good though and I'll pick up another one sometime and compare it side by side with another porter. From what I've read it's a classic American porter and I did enjoy it but I think there might be better ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 22:18:45 | More by damndirtyape
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,911 ratings.