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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,727 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2727
Reviews: 1411
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%


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 hefevice:
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hefevice

Australia

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewed in the US, imported to the Netherlands, then re-imported to Australia, this poor bottle has travelled a long way. Pours deep mahogany with a beautiful fluffy tan head which left heaps of lacing in my Maudite tulip.

Big powerful aroma wafts as it pours, coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, with a hint of oak aged tawny port. Solid malt start on the taste, with roasty coffee and a much smaller hint of port than expected from the aroma. Finishes very dry with a significant bitterness, mostly from the roasted grains. Chewy mouthfeel with surprisingly low levels of carbonation given the vigour of the pour.

Best Porter I have tasted so far...pity similar brews are so hard to get a hold of over here.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2006 07:41:18 | More by hefevice
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,727 ratings.