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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: 118
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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rickyleepotts

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this beer several times. I LOVE this beer. I love everything they make out west, and this one is what got me hooked on Anchor beers. This is their best, though. I am so glad this one is in the book. There are actually several Anchor beers in the book. But we have a fridge full of porter, so tonight I grabbed this one.

In the Glass: It’s thick, dark, and has an impressive head. The lace is not thick, but creamy and makes me think of a good root beer. Did you know they make home brew root beer kits? We actually made our first beer from a kit. Sheryl got me a class and everything. It was a ton of fun.

Nose: You get a lot of dark fruit, caramel, salt, and some bitter sweetness on the nose. It makes me think porter, that’s for sure. Like all the beer we drink, it’s right out of the fridge. As this beer heats up, it will get better on the nose and the plate.

Flavor: The beer slides across the palate with a smooth, silky motion. Then you are hit with the sweetness as you begin to swallow. The aftertaste is dry, sweet, and has a bit of tang. That tang isn’t the booze, as this has a very low ABV IMO. But the flavor in the aftertaste sticks around and makes this beer special.

Mouthfeel: As the beer moves from the tip of the tongue through the back of the throat, you get like fifteen things going on. It’s unreal. The mouthfeel is enough. I don’t need the flavor with a mouthfeel like this.

Aftertaste: The aftertaste is sweet at first, then gets deep and dark… almost like eating some dark chocolate. As this beer heats up, the flavors explode on the palate and the darker and deeper the aftertaste gets. It’s unreal. I just love this beer. I am normally not a fan of porter, but this one is at the top of my list.

I have been to San Fran, but never to the brewery. Maybe we need a 1001 Bottles field trip. Care to join us? Bottoms up people!

Anchor Porter - The bottle says: “San Francisco’s famous Anchor Porter rand is made in one of the smallest and most traditional brewer s in the world by brewers of Anchor Steam. Our old-fashioned porter is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. We use 100% malted barley, generous amounts of fresh, whole hops entirely natural carbonation and a simple, natural rewind process which is like no other in the world. The deep black color, the thick, creamy head and the intensely rich flavor of Anchor Porter, made in San Francisco since 1974, have earned this delicious and unique brew a worldwide reputation for outstanding quality. It is aesthetically pleasing and wholly superior in every respect.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 05:10:49 | More by rickyleepotts
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,911 ratings.