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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,282 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,282
Reviews: 1,468
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 152
Gots: 270 | 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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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

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.54/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Rich dark brown verging on black with slight ruby tints against the light. Thick latte foam head with pretty good retention that leaves sticky clumpy lace.

smell - Chocolate and toffee are the first things to strike me here but there is also some really great fruity aromas like a fruit salad at this. Plenty of banana and cherry so there is also an element of banoffee pie here. Put simply this beer smells great.

Taste - Rich and luxurious coffee flavour with great toffee mixing with some wonderful dark chocolate bitterness. Mild smokey roast malts mixed with that great fruit profile identical to the aroma, banana and cherry dominating but evidence of prune coming through at the end. Excellent sweet bitter balance and again put simply a great beer.

Mouth feel - Seriously smooth, silky even with a full body and very decent lingering power! This one is neither drying or cloying just smooth and tasty.

Overall - Very well balanced and packing lots of flavour this beer paired very well with Dutch pancakes with loads of cheese. If this beer is a hallmark of Anchor's brewing then I have high hopes for the steam beer and barley wine!

Photo of Fremont897
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KyleMcD
4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Great beer. Here goes:

A: Beautiful. Black with a slight red hue. Pours a massive head with a great amount of lacing.

S: Lots of dark fruit in this one: prunes, raisins, plums. Also a fair amount of licorice and chocolate. Great.

T: Follows the nose. Great dark fruit taste interspersed with some licorice and spice.

F: A little light, but I'm not complaining.

O; Great beer.

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LordofthePings
4.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best porter I've had so far. I was ready to give up on porter until I tried this one. Nice and simple, clean, well made. No bells and whistles, just a great tasting example of the style. Well balanced, will buy again when I see it. Allowed to warm to near room temp before drinking.

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

Not a bad porter. I like it, it's just not my favorite, but still great quality. I would not pass this one up

Photo of BobMessina
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikepmeier651
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Camer_oon
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jminch
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohh_its_just_josh
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pretty damn good good bro!

Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,282 ratings.