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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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3,019 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,019
Reviews: 1,435
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 130
Gots: 161 | 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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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%

Jhickcox, Sep 12, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.7%

Loiaconop1, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

tykechandler, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Jeffreysan
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, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

noperative, Sep 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Acubflem, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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

mick_cooper, Sep 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

BiffBiffster, Sep 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

caljzy, Sep 09, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -15.3%

Bandolas, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

gelasin, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Robyn, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

nicole309, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

MonkeyBread, Sep 07, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +8%

kilobees, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

DuckDodgers, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

hunterjames, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

WoostaBia, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

andyjeigh, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

costanzo_mike, Sep 03, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -12.4%

From notes on 11/19/13

Really dark. Lots of flavor. Has a roasted malt flavor, but is also sour and tastes like alcohol. Kind of reminds me of a barley wine.

kkleu357, Sep 03, 2014
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1.2/5  rDev -70.8%

bobbycabeza, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of MalterMatthau
4/5  rDev -2.7%

P: "Anchor" in cornflower blue handwriting on a papery label, other colors true on a nice print job that recalls the olden days, pictorial representation of anchor occurs three times on bottle.

A: Approaching black in color with amber hues on the edge. Very nice, is this a "beer ombre," and what is the best example of this effect? Liquid changes shape in different glasses but retains same volume until consumption.

S:Hint of good whiskey or brandy mixed with toffee and caramel.

T: Cream toffee&caramel followed by aftertaste whispers of a burned chocolate chip cookie, last drink in glass curiously has no aftertaste but achieves a lingering cream soda that fades into a sweet short-term memory.

Notes: Best American porter until I know otherwise.

MalterMatthau, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Froplume, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

tjtjd, Sep 02, 2014
Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,019 ratings.