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Anchor Zymaster Series No. 3: Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Zymaster Series No. 3: Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout
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89
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 01-24-2013)
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Reviews by Moose90:
Photo of Moose90
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

10oz Pour on tap @ Fate in Boulder, CO

A – Jet black, head is thin, light brown in color. Lacing left behind is clingy and spotty. Looks good for the style.

S – Bring on the sweet coffee notes. Bitter, dark roasted malts here, some cinnamon/sugar notes come through as well.

T – Dark and rich initially, charred chocolate malt. Big espresso notes show here, followed by a semi-sweet, dark chocolate, malted milk flavor. Very nice, dry overall, not overly sweet.

M – Incredibly smooth, carbonation level is near perfect, it is not thick, nor thin, very nicely balanced.

O –Very nice, was on the menu as a "Cappuccino Stout" and I'd say it fit the bill, nice espresso notes, and a nice dry finish. Great beer.

Moose90, Jan 27, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Jovo, Mar 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of tdm168
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at World of Beer Raleigh

A - black with a big thick brown head that has great retention

S - very faint nose; roasted malts, some chocolate

T - chocolate, roasted malts, creamy, faintly grainy, a bit sweet

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This was a nice beer. It was rich and had good drinkability. My only complaint was the sweet graininess that came through. Otherwise, this was a nice stout that is worth a try.

tdm168, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a finger and half of head on a pitch black colored body.
The aroma was great with smoked salt and caramel.
The taste was roasted malt, Belgian sugar and burnt wood.
The texture was crisp with moderate carbonation.
A really nice and solid stout.

Fatehunter, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Larrydoherty, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

scottgoblue314, Feb 17, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

ohiobeer29, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mscudder, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

zp6167a, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tap: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention. Aroma of black chocolate with some residual sugar and light dry roasted malt notes. Taste is also dominated by black chocolate notes with some residual sugar (lactose?) and some dry roasted malt. Body has a creamy texture with good carbonation and a medium full body. Very enjoyable and well brewed overall.

Phyl21ca, May 24, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

@ Tyler's (Raleigh)

Pretty close to black crowned with a rock solid, tight, beige head. Smells of caramel, bread, and cocoa roastiness. Roasted malt flavor...caramel, chocolate, and some dark fruity esters. Medium-plus body with a nice, soft creaminess. Pretty good stout that drinks lighter than it's 7.5%.

wedge, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of ConMac
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at Eli Cannon's in Middletown. Very good - hope that Anchor considers putting this beer into a permanent rotation. Very smooth, dark color and overall a very drinkable stout. Drinks a lot smoother than the ABV would suggest. Would drink again!

ConMac, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

mendvicdog, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Black body, light beige head, moderate retention, mostly clear lacing. Aroma includes coffee, roasted malt, touch of chocolate and vanilla. Taste follows suit, nice bitter chocolate aftertaste and pretty nice delivery of flavors. Tasty and easy to drink with a little extra alcohol. Good to see Anchor stepping outside the box.

KickbacksSteve, Jun 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

111213forlife, Sep 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

protton, Jun 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

arash1000, Jan 27, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at 2 Brothers. Pours a rich black color with half an inch of medium brown head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is earthy with some chocolate , vanilla, and caramel. The taste is of roasted malts, sweet chocolate and caramel. Earth and some dark fruit notes. Hints of smoke. Light, velvety mouthfeel. Roasted malts and some chocolate at the finish. Very little alcohol presence. Overall, a damn fine export stout worth having again.

PicoPapa, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

AngusOg, Feb 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Morey, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DoubleSimcoe, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(on tap at Eulogy - served in a shaker pint)

A: dark as night liquid... tall, somewhat loosely-structured, mocha brown foam - wants to hold for a bit, but ultimately sinks down into a frothy, messy cap, then collar... bit of lace here and there

S: dark European chocolate, espresso, baked-toasty malts... perhaps some earthy hop in the background

T: burnt ends of a chocolate chip cookie, licorice in the finish... malty as hell... subtle roasted grain and robust hoppy bitterness... mildly floral, perfumy (alcohol) in the aftertaste

M: thickish, silky body, however, notably and wonderfully dry... moderately abrasive roasty scrub with the alcohol drying the tongue a bit

O: I can't get enough of this beer - is this keg really around a year old?!... a thick, hearty stout with a huge malty flavor - straight-up slightly over-baked, homemade chocolate chip cookie... love this!

Bouleboubier, May 30, 2014
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Anchor Zymaster Series No. 3: Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout from Anchor Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.