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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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3,184 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,184
Reviews: 1,447
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 138
Gots: 221 | 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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Unclear bottling date as some of it is smudged over. Poured into a snifter 12/1/2014.

A- Dark brown, opaque and nearly black body accompanied by a minimal, thin mocha head with little retention time. Splotches of lacing. [3.75]

S- Rich dark fruit, a small amount of roasted malt, a good bit of floral and piney hop aromas. Very heavy on the dark fruit, which surprises me as I'm more used to heavier roast in my porters. Smells very rich and even a bit decadent, indeed. [4]

F- Dark fruits, raisins, bitter earthy and piney hops. The bitterness is a bit astringent, to be honest. Leaves a good bit of resin on my palate which doesn't seem to mesh that well with the dark fruits. A small bit of roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate. I see that they are taking the west coast approach to their hop schedule but I am not a fan of the combination of pine and dark fruit here. [3.75]

M- Medium bodied, creamy, smooth and sticky. Aftertaste isn't quite my cup of tea with the dark fruits mixing in with pine bitterness, it is a bit astringent and catches me off my guard. Keeps this one a sipper, honestly. [3.75]

O- Decent porter, I wanted to like this one a lot more but I don't think the dark fruit malt sweetness mixes in that well with the pine hops. I'll have to pass on this one in the future. [3.5]

Final score: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased a single at the LCBO. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a ton of brown head that stays forever. Very dark brown almost black color

S- Good nose. Lots of malt.

T- Rather easy drinking. Light almost. Good nuts and coffee. Very mellow. Almost too mellow

M- Fairly light for a porter. Brought the score down a bit

O- Pretty good porter. Enjoyed a lot but will not buy again

Food Pairing

This pretty good porter went well with..... Roasted pork sandwiches


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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,184 ratings.