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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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3,007 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,007
Reviews: 1,435
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 131
Gots: 160 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

MIrvine, Yesterday at 06:13 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

This is one of my favorite porters. Always pours with a thick tan head that lingers all the way down the glass. The roasted coffee and dark chocolate flavors are very abundant with each sip, but it is not overly sweet and off putting like many porters on the market.

swooshjtb, Yesterday at 06:59 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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MaxFoster, Saturday at 02:20 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

This may be my favorite Porter of all-time. Poured from a single bottle into an ale glass. A beautiful, foamy, caramel head immediately billowed-up and laced all the way down the glass as I imbibed. Silky smooth on the mouthfeel and not a trace of bitterness from initial mouth contact to swallow to aftertaste. This one truly lives up to 'The Bros' rating of 99.

Carolvs, Saturday at 01:34 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Loiaconop1, Friday at 01:21 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a half of a finger of caramel-colored head that dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the way of aroma at all. I get some faint notes of roasted malt, imparting some subtle notes of toasted dark bread, dark chocolate and smoke.

Taste: Wow! What this beer lacks in aroma, it more than makes up for in flavor! Lots of bready, roasted malt flavors, imparting notes of toasted dark bread, a touch of smoke, and lots of brown sugar-like sweetness. I get some faint flavors of licorice, dark molasses and a touch of coffee. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy, with some pretty good carbonation. With an ABV of 5.6%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an outstanding porter! Great, bready, sweet flavors of roasted malt and brown sugar! Recommended!

Jeffreysan, Thursday at 03:32 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Sweet, substantial, fizzy. Bit too much treacle and bitterness for me. Over-rated?

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,007 ratings.