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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,859 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,859
Reviews: 1,419
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 114
Gots: 108 | 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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joaopmgoncalves

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4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Very dark opaque brown with a consistent, big, creamy beige head.
S: Hoppy and roastiness coming from the dark malts.
T: Caramel, yellow sugar with a balanced bitterness.
M: The right carbonation that created the creamy head is here as well to perform a fantastic mouthfeel. It goes from sweetness to bitterness once you sip. The palate doesn't even dry but it creates a awesome feeling of freshness after the sip.
O: For my first Porter, I've chosen one that's considered one of the best. It's said that its mouthfeel and inner-mouth behavior is complex but I find it incredibly simple. Minimalisticly simple. For sure, one of the best beers I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 19:06:30 | More by joaopmgoncalves
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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.

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,859 ratings.