Anchor Porter | Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With deep black color, a thick, creamy head, rich chocolate, toffee and coffee flavors, and full-bodied smoothness, Anchor Porter® is the epitome of a handcrafted dark beer.

A blend of specially roasted pale, caramel, chocolate, and black malts, along with our top-fermenting yeast, creates complexity without bitterness. The brew is hopped at a high rate, and naturally carbonated. The result is dark in the glass, but surprisingly light on the palate.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2001

BEER STATS
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#4,491
Reviews:
1,570
Ratings:
3,769
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
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Photo of MKV
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown to black color. Not much smell but a bit of caramel. Good head. Moderate carbonation. Medium to full body. Burnt molasses dominates the palate. A bit sweet on the finish.

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Photo of edc20
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thick and dark and bitter. Strong dark roast flavor. Tastes much more like a stout to me then a porter, although the ABV is modest. Heavier kcal at 209kcal for 5.6 abv.

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Photo of Jlswen2945
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antwon616
3.16/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of desint
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MartyMoser
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoponit
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwiech
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greener
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mishi_d
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weston64
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnnyrafer
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick4444
3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EMH73
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, almost black but not quite there, a half inch beige head that dissipated quickly and left decent spotty lacing. Smells and tastes of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, roasted malts, toffee, and a bit of smoke. Additional flavor of molasses is present. Full bodied, light to medium carbonation, creamy mouth feel and a very mildly dry finish.

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Photo of Greeneye
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brings me back to my college days.
Pours dark and thick with a tall tan head. Head dissapates pretty quickly, not creamy like a stout.
Not a strong aroma, but, the flavor hits hard. Slightly bitter like dark chocolate with background flavors like cigar, black tea and maybe blackberry. Stays smooth with the drinking, and never too heavy. A classic Porter.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black color, just below average carbonation and a decent thick feel. Aroma is all roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate, and black coffee. Taste really follows the nose with a bitterness that I think comes from the roasted coffee flavor and not hops. An above average beer that I would definitely have again

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wati47
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kcc
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,769 ratings