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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

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3,276 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,276
Reviews: 1,468
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 150
Gots: 268 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice pitch black color with a 2.5 finger head with tons of lacing. Light toasted aroma with some toffee and dark fruit esters. The taste is much of the same with more fruitiness than toasted maltiness and a moderately dry finish. A lighter body, the way an English porter would be. Very tasty porter, anchor brews great beer and this one is great as well.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black color with a massive 3 finger thick foamy tan head that faded extremely slowly and left amazing foamy lacing and rings as it went down; the head was so thick you could make carvings in it, and it was outstanding looking.

Smells of coffee, roasted malt, cocoa powder, burnt grains, molasses, herbs and charcoal or burnt wood; simple aroma, yet very intense and impressive with a wonderful array of roasted malts and grains.

Tastes rich and malty, with coffee, roasted malt, cocoa powder, burnt grains, chocolate, molasses, light vanilla, herbs and charcoal or burnt wood; like the nose, less is more here and the simplicity seems to make for a very complex and tasty combination of roasted grains/malts, coffee and cocoa notes, and herbal bitterness that could be from the hops or coffee flavor. A hint of sweetness in the aftertaste seems like brown sugar or dark fruits, which trails off with roasted smoky notes and finishes on the dry side. May be the first non-hoppy session porter for me, as this was damn good in every way.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with little to no carbonation, a watery feel with a medium body and a nice roasted finish that’s on the dry side. Very easy to drink, I haven’t had this in years but will make it a point to have it on a regular basis. I highly recommend trying this beer.

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,276 ratings.