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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

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 14.39%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 01-24-2013)
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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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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2013 13:43:01 | More by Phyl21ca
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

10-14-2013 19:55:25 | More by acurtis
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-09-2013 03:08:45 | More by kylehay2004
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-13-2013 15:26:05 | More by drabmuh
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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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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-19-2014 08:29:29 | More by zestar
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-17-2013 21:23:43 | More by ejimhof
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2013 00:14:28 | More by tdm168
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-21-2014 06:43:26 | More by afsdan
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-24-2013 01:29:01 | More by PEIhop
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-04-2013 12:16:28 | More by xnicknj
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-29-2013 01:00:42 | More by illidurit
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-14-2014 14:55:56 | More by DrBier
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-01-2013 18:44:06 | More by AngusOg
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wedge

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -5%
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%.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2013 22:32:03 | More by wedge
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Texas

5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I’m a stout fan. Across the board—from a boozy barrel-aged imperial stout to a smooth yet sweet and sessionable milk stout I’ll try them all and, more often than not, find something I like. It’s a forgiving style, as the roast and coffee and chocolate notes tend to be painted with broad brush strokes, and because of this I’d say, simply put (flame away) that its an easier style to get “right”-- but ask me the last time an approachable (non-imperial) stout blew my mind and I’d have to scratch my head for a second.


At 7.4% the Flying Cloud may not necessarily be a sessionable stout but it definitely is approachable. There’s so much I liked about it that I can’t stop raving—from its appearance, aroma and taste, to its feel and finish, and above all its depth of flavor this beer hit every note for me and then some.

This pours a solid black-dark brown with cocoa colored foam tightly topping it. There’s an intense, roasty aroma with layers of coffee and cocoa nibs. Smells fantastic. The flavor itself is roast-forward, with a sharp espresso characteristic, dark cocoa notes, and what I can best describe as a true depth of flavor. The beer itself is thick with a rock-solid body that holds up to sipping but also welcomes some easy drinking. Simply excellent.

Anchor knocked it out of the park with this one. Hope to see it join their line-up of regulars someday.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2013 20:47:40 | More by elNopalero
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 00:38:30 | More by Fatehunter
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2beerdogs

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

01-31-2013 00:08:45 | More by 2beerdogs
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-17-2013 02:55:59 | More by waiting4lunch
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

09-20-2013 11:26:59 | More by fredmugs
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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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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-17-2013 01:49:13 | More by thebouch01
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Anchor Zymaster Series No. 3: Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout from Anchor Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.