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Anchor Porter | Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor PorterAnchor Porter
3,704 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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2001

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look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears appropriately black. Head is minor and not a strong point.

Aroma is oddly Belgian like. It's fruity with notes of apple and banana. Rustic roastiness and brown sugar is also present.

Taste is similar to aroma. Dark fruits take the main stage with banana thrown into the mix. Charred grain sits underneath.

Mouthfeel is thin with no real interesting texture.

Overall this is a unique porter. Hard to rate. It's Belgian characteristics threw me. But it's enjoyable. Nice to have but not what I'm looking for in a porter.

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

First review in a few weeks. Just havent had much time to be honest

A- Looks almost like a stout but you can tell it's a little thin. Overall great looking beer in terms of color and head along with nice lacing

S- Definitely some weird stuff going on in the nose but it excites me ;) Some serious roasty notes with chocolate and coffee in the background. Cant put my finger on the "weird" one but I like it

T- I figured it out! There is a bunch of banana in this beer right? I mean it's been aging in my fridge for almost 2 months so it's really let the banana shine through as the brewer intended.... Any way moving on.. beyond the strange banana taste I am getting some roasty, coffee, and chocolate flavors that are quite tasty.

M- Porter = thin stout and this nailed it lol

O- I really like this beer and I love the chocolate covered banana aspect.


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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,704 ratings
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