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
Ranking:
#2,403
Reviews:
1,562
Ratings:
3,738
pDev:
11.25%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
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Photo of stevoj
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, smoky and chocolaty. Pours black with skimpy beige head. Aroma of oak barrels, chocolate and peat. Taste is chocolate, bananas and roast grains. Velvety smooth, deep and rich truly enjoyable.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle
No date

Pours opaque black with a finger of creamy tan head with concetric rings of lacing. All in all this is a classic nutty, coffee-y, chocolate-y porter. Smooth and balanced between sweet and lightly roasty. Medium body and fairly rich with active carbonation. Tasty, substantive and delicious. I'd definitely have it again.

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Photo of tradershmulie
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great great beer.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On draft at elm street brewery.
Very dark brown in color with a tan head. The smell is very sweet almost banana like. Nice flavor. Sweet. Kind of silky mouthfeel. Thinner body than I like but it is a porter.
Overall, idk if I would get it again but it's a good porter.

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Photo of deonreds
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zombiefeynman
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good solid porter with more going on than just coffee and chocolate. On the thin and light side for a porter (no pretending to be a stout here), but not watery. The taste and aroma have a good mix of dark fruits to go with the the roasted malts and chocolate - more intriguing and complex than a lot of coffee/chocolate/dessert porters and stouts out.

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Photo of mikeinportc
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thetadine
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robertas
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobstockwell
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of egrandfield
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours like silky, liquid chocolate..almost no head
S: dark chocolate/pine
T: chocolatey and herbal...not heavy
F: :)
Overall: satisfied drinker

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Photo of Spike
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle.
L: Glossy black with an amazing, thick, rich, creamy, long-lasting, mocha head.
S: Christmas pudding and a hint of alcohol.
T: Spicy hops upfront, coffee in the background, run casks, some hot alcohol. Long, very bitter aftertaste.
F: Smooth, light carbonation, very dry finish.
O: This is a distinctive porter with considerable gravitas. Rich, bitter, dark fruit & rum flavours, tastes way more alcoholic than its ABV.

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

12oz bottled 11/22/17 poured into a shaker pint glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on bottle. The beer pours dark brown with red highlights and sticky light brown head. The head never completely recedes and leaves rings of lacing. The aroma offers chocolate and roast malt in a small dose. The taste is more roasted malt and dark chocolate with a traditional tangy entry and nice roasted bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, well carbonated and dry in the finish. The label claims natural carbonation and this was well carbonated and delicious. Overall, excellent. This is a prime example of a big flavorful beer, well made, at a reasonable ABV. Recommended.

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Photo of andrewshug
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidR_9
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer has it all. One of the finest porters I’ve ever had. I enjoy the clearly present coffee and toffee aroma and flavors that is blanketed with a rich chocolatey and roasty malt bill that also provides thicker brew than most other porters out there.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dextr24
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gdobber
3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of golf4collet
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigBrian
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,738 ratings