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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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zhanson88

California

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: Anchor Porter pours a very dark brown color, which appears almost black in the glass with faint ruby highlights. About 1.5 fingers of light mocha colored head form, which has very nice lacing and retention. Super looking beer.

Smell: Chocolate malts and light coffee definitely are the predominant components of this beer. I don't get even a lick of roastiness, which I find interesting. Different than most porters that I've experienced, but not at all bad. The hops are also interesting to me. I would definitely call them herbal rather than floral, as they lend less of a grassy or sweetness component.

Taste: Dark and chocolate malts, as well as coffee provide a good deal of initial bitterness and a hint of sweetness. On the back end those herbal hops hit which lend a lightly tangy bitterness. The finish is a light coffee-hop combination. Pretty nice. I would call it a pretty rich porter, minus the sweetness factor that normally goes along with that term. It's mostly bitterness in one form or another from start to finish.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: The body is between light and medium with a medium amount of fine carbonation. It doesn't hit creamy for me, but still decent. This is definitely a tasty, drinkable porter from Anchor. I find it pretty unique in subtle ways, which is very refreshing. A good take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 04:34:13 | More by zhanson88
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,911 ratings.