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Anchor Argonaut Collection: Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout - Anchor Brewing Company

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88
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: elNopalero on 01-24-2013

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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 18
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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.

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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%.

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Anchor Argonaut Collection: Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout from Anchor Brewing Company
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