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.

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#4,719
Reviews:
1,574
Ratings:
3,779
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
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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

We are sure that their are better porters on the U.S. market, but we couldn't think of any too quickly. Anchor has done an amicable job of finding a great, complex porter flavor.

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Photo of cakefrost
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of EricJoelForman
3.11/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the better Anchor beers. Like most porters and stouts this one is black in appearance. Tan/khaki head. Notes of roasted coffee, chocolate, toffee. The same for the taste. Mouth feel was smooth and creamy. No bitterness detected so I've no clue what the ibu rating is. Overall an A+ beer.

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

Photo of Mashtun_Martian
2.53/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

If you like a very bitter aftertaste in a porter than you’ll like this. I believe a porter should have less bittering hops in order to make the dark malts really shine.

It also seems a bit overcarbonated, but I think the bitterness is also making that more apparent. All in all, I’m not very impressed.

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

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Anchor Porter brewed by Anchor Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.60% This American Porter pours out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer glass. The brew has a nice deep brown color with a nice light brown head. The brew has the look of coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. There is a nice amount of lacing to this bree, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with roasted grains and malts. You also pick up some minor sweetness in the smell as well. So far Anchor Porter is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors. You first pick up on a lot of nice roasted grains and malts. Then at the end is a nice amount of roasted hops. All in all a well put together Porter. No added flavors just good old Porter. The body is a solid medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The brew would go nice with dinner or a cool day. Overall I am going to give Anchor Porter a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to.Anchor Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this American Porter.
If you are a fan of dark brews an want something without all the coffee, sweetness, you should look this one up. A good soild base Porter.

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4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,779 ratings