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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,274 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,274
Reviews: 1,468
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 150
Gots: 269 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2001

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Ratings: 3,274 | Reviews: 1,468 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of CoryNPratt
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice black pour with huge 4 finger carmel head lacing after every drink
Smell cant pinpoint but slight bread hint carmel taste hatd to discribe but slight bread and not sur what else feel has slight tingle on tongue great porter on cold ass day that started out -12 below

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-exactly like a porter, pitch black with a light tan head that retains very nicely
-very roasty and malty
-taste like a porter but nothing stands out
-thick and very smooth
-a good porter taste like a porter should but nothing stands out to me, hoped for more flavor

Photo of mchengcit
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.37/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foxybrau
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with a nice foam head. Banana nut bread, black cherry on the nose. The taste is bitter black coffee and toasted grains. A touch of sweetness and dark fruit are there, but mostly a very straightforward brew. It's tasty, strong, and smooth. This one will get me venturing into the world of porters a bit.

Photo of fehrminator
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpopescu
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Imacopyouidiot
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charcarias
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kickbundler
3.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Maybe an old bottle but this had virtually zero carbonation and no head. Aroma and flavor are just about what I would expect in a porter.

Photo of mrjbrown27
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of maxson924
3.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite porters, hands down. It's easy to find which is a HUGE plus.

Photo of BeerOps
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SFNC
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

At the Flying Saucer, Raleigh, NC on draft.
Pours a dark opaque brown with a nice light tan head, minimal lacing.
Smells lightly of roasted grains, faintly of coffe. Maybe that my nose is dried out from a full winter's of furnace air.
Taste is robust roasted grains and a light coffee burn. Nice and simply, not too much going on with complexity. Still, quite solid.
Thicker than most Porters, light carbonation. Agreeable.
Overal, a very solid Porter. If a traditional Porter is a no nonsense workingman's beer, this is a good fit.

Photo of Etrusco
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Badger311
3.49/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerbrowe
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kakehead
4.87/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,274 ratings.