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Anchor Porter - Anchor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,072 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,072
Reviews: 1,439
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 131
Gots: 188 | 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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A:very dark brown almost black with thick creamy head(3/3)
S: smells of dark acidic malt with notes of licorice and a little bit of coffee and caramel (9/12)
T: caramel maltiness blends into drinkably Light flavors(16/20)
M: very creamy upfront but dry on finish (5/5)
O: that caramel really caught me by surprise a very drinkable beer and full of flavor too (8/10)
41/50

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Poured from 22 oz

A:
Pours an opaque black with a thick creamy tan head. It's fun to watch the head grow and ripple like seafoam on the surface when you first pour it.

S:
Cherry, cinnamon, bread, nice sweet maltiness, fresh floral hops

T:
Balanced and rich, a full spectrum of flavors: sweet, tangy, bitter, even perceptible spice. It's incredible how the hops work with the malt in this beer--creating a unique flavor that jumps out right away, much like oranges. The tang with the bitter, floral hops and crystal malt sweetness also gives it a dark fruit impression in the background, blackberries, cranberries, concord grapes, raisin, black currants. A bourbon depth and boozy twang grow with each sip. A mild cinnamon spice. There's also a vegetal component, a bit like celery, artichoke, and licorice. Interesting finish--Chocolatey, with sharp bitterness of raw cacao.

B: Medium bodied, glad the mouthfeel isn't as thick as the head. Surprisingly not too carbonated despite thick head, which works well with the style.

O: As do many other reviewers here, I love this beer. Anchor Brewery never seems to fail. It makes me want to get on the several-month-long list to tour the facility and see how they brew.

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,072 ratings.