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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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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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dauss

Colorado

4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Standard Anchor bottle offering in the shorter more slender bottle. Production: 9J7

Appearance: Pours very dark brown, with light just barely getting through near the edges of the glass. A large tan head forms easily. Retention could use a little work, light lacing on the glass.

Smell: First whiff you get the roasted malts with a light hint of alcohol. With a deeper inhale you just get an incredible amount of chocolate.

Taste: Full mouthfeel with plenty of roasted character and the perfect amount of bitterness to balance out the sweetness from all that malt. Carbonation is a little on the light side, but it just makes the beer that much more silky smooth and rich.

Notes: Just came back into distribution in Colorado and couldn't want to buy myself a case. I think the head retention could use a little work, and I would prefer the beer to be a little fulller in the mouthfeel, but I'm just splitting hairs. Here you have it, the gold standard for the American Porter. Everything is just so nicely balanced between the roast, malt sweetness and the bitterness. The overwhelming chocolate in the nose is just bliss. I could drink this all day and in any season.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 03:43:27 | More by dauss
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,911 ratings.