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

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

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 14.89%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 01-24-2013)
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Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and cookie dough. Taste is much the same with vanilla and cocoa powder flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell and tasty flavors. Definitely the best of the Zymaster series so far in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2013 09:05:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-28-2014 20:31:12 | More by GJ40
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

1/5  rDev -75.2%

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scottgoblue314

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-17-2014 20:18:17 | More by scottgoblue314
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Moose90

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2014 02:36:35 | More by Moose90
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-20-2014 21:30:16 | More by Morey
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-16-2014 03:23:37 | More by MarkyMOD
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IRONRakkasan

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at TAPS in Petaluma

I have to agree with the other reviewers in their assessment of a premier stout. From the tasty, colored foam to the brew's overall flavor itself. I was expecting far more hoppy-ness given Anchor's characteristic flavor, but was surprised it was otherwise.

Few stouts out there can approach this one's quality. If you can find this brew, try it....seriously!

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2013 04:13:01 | More by IRONRakkasan
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

12-18-2013 21:13:01 | More by mendvicdog
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-17-2013 21:23:43 | More by ejimhof
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2013 17:27:48 | More by PicoPapa
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RangnaR

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-28-2013 13:22:14 | More by RangnaR
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California

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

10-18-2013 17:08:04 | More by JamesQuaff
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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WetCoaster

California

4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is, for all intents and purposes, the perfect stout. It's perfect because it's everything without being too much of anything. It's got the sweetness of a milk stout, the roastiness of a dry stout, the intense chocolate and coffees of a imperial stout, and even some of the dark fruit flavors of a huge imperial stout, all in a manageable 7.5 abv package. The head, as mentioned, is fantastic, a crowning, long-lasting berg of sticky espresso cream. The body is deep, nearly opaque, with only a thin burgundy outline when held up to the light.

The one area that suffers in all this is the mouthfeel. It's actually quite good for a beer of its size, mildly—but adaquately—carbonated, but it just doesn't have the decadent creaminess of, say, a Brunch Weasel.

I suppose, in an absolute sense, there are probably better stouts out there. But in terms of true drinkability, where abv and price are issues, this is pretty close to perfection.

Serving type: on-tap

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Anchor Zymaster Series No. 3: Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout from Anchor Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.