Anchor Porter | Anchor Brewing Company

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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 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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark chestnut; big frothy tan head; long lasting and good lacing

Smell: sweet malt; chocolate; some coffee; dried fruits

Taste: Quick bite of roasted grains and well-balanced hops; juicy malt on the mid with a slightly creamy finish; finishes semi-sweet with a great balance between sweetness and hops

Mouthfeel: slightly creamy

Remarks: Great beer overall; definitely a beer to have on hand

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is currently my favorite beer. I use to drink Guinness for my dark beer pleasure but this has such a nicer taste. Guinness is more milder than Anchor porter. Sierra Nevada porter has more of a bite and isn't as smooth as Anchor. It has a dark robust flavor and bitterness. A great beer for anyone who enjoys the darker malt side.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a deep dark murky black with an average (1-2 finger) medium beige frothy head that reduced down to a thin scattered film with a large collar, and produced some fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted bread malt, mild resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, toffee, dark fruit (figs) and a whiff of smoke.

The taste was lightly sweet with a bold malty roastiness and hints of toffee and chocolate in the beginning, becoming much bitterer with a large coffee presence, a mild fruitiness and had a hoppy smoky finish. The flavor hung on for a nice long time proceeding the swallow, with a bitter roasty smoky taste left behind to linger on the taste buds for a while longer.

Mouthfeel was just a tad under medium in body with a dry, oily texture and a surprisingly fizzy carbonation.

Overall this was a very tasty and satisfying brew with a smooth roasty bitterness, which was offset nicely by a mild sweet fruitiness. Simply said this is a well balanced and enjoyable brew...

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,737 ratings