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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,033 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,033
Reviews: 1,435
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 132
Gots: 167 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

hunterjames, Sep 06, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +14.6%

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
Photo of kkleu357
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
Photo of bobbycabeza
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
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3/5  rDev -27%

beerhast, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

emerald27, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Apicius, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jdogvol, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

whojim, Aug 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Jebbe, Aug 31, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%

cfadams17, Aug 30, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +5.1%

JRM3, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

KeyWestGator, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of REGreenBTRB
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%

A: 3.75 - Pours very dark though not completely black. There is a little bit of a dark amber tint to it. About a two-finger head, very creamy looking.

S: 4.25 - A lot of dark roasty malt. You also pick up some sweet chocolate.Also a little dark fruit. Smell lovely!

T: 4.5 - SO tasty. Immediately you pick up the roasted malt and hint of chocolate. The malt is very present. Full of flavor. The dark fruit comes through as well. This is what I'd expect a porter to taste like. Very nice.

M: 4.25 - Very easy drinking. It's a little thin, but really smooth. Medium carbonation.

O: 4.18 - Overall it is a really nice beer, and something I'd certainly have again.

REGreenBTRB, Aug 30, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -22.1%

SwooshDaddy, Aug 28, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +1.2%

Lmr02011, Aug 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

jordanimal, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27%

Farren, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

IdrinkGas, Aug 26, 2014
Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,033 ratings.