Anchor Porter | Anchor Brewing Company

3,692 Ratings
Anchor PorterAnchor Porter

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States

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 PorterĀ® 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Color is black, as it should be, with a very fluffy beige head. The aroma is an inviting mix of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Sweet malt comes through first in the flavor, with plenty of coffee and chocolate. Dry, oak finish.

Smooth texture, phenomenal balance and flavor, and at only 5.6% ABV, it's not heavy handed. It's beautifully crafted brews like this that make me love porters so much!

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A: Slightly lighter than coffee black, with light penetrance at the bottom of the glass. Large foamy head.

S: Dark malts, fruits, sweetness, slight burnt smoke smell.

T: Creamy sweetness, darker fruit tastes followed by wallop of coffee and dark chocolate bitterness that really lasts!

M: Creamy creamy creamy!

O: Great porter! Packs a ton of flavor into 5.5%. Sweet creaminess really blends well with the strong dark chocolate/coffee bitterness in the finish!

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 3,692 ratings.
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