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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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3,010 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,010
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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Farren, Aug 26, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +0.5%

PoUrsula opaque black. The huge khaki head remains as a thick cap on top and leaves thick curtains of lace.

The smell is a balanced mixture of coffee, chocolate, wheat bread and faint vanilla.

The taste is also well balanced: chocolate, coffee, vanilla and a slightly bitter finish.

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Well balanced is how I'd describe this brew. All the aforementioned flavors and aromas working together in harmony with positive results. A very impressive American porter.

Furlinator, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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CED, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

After having mixed experiences with other Anchor products, I decided to pick this up in a mix and match. Its a porter, so it can't be that bad.

Appearance - Pours a deep brown to almost black color with a thin half finger head. Pours almost the consistency of syrup, looks so thick and creamy. Leaves a decent lace on the side of the glass as well. Pours much like a porter is supposed to pour.

Smell - The nose is magnificent! Crazy amounts of dark fruits, coffee, malts, molasses, so complex. If the taste is anywhere near as good as the nose, this will be one incredible brew.

Taste - The taste is even better than the nose. I knew this beer was going to be a game changer from the first drink. Dark fruits are the biggest part of the beer, paired with smooth molasses, malts, coffee, and caramel.This is seriously one of the most magnificent tasting beers I have ever had in my entire life.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, big, rich, creamy. Finishes so smooth and thick, its unreal.

Overall - One of the overall best beers I have ever had. Enough said. It is incredible, oustanding, unrealistically good.

TheCondor, Aug 18, 2014
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,010 ratings.