Anchor Porter | Anchor Brewing Company

3,678 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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled served in a pint glass

A - Dark brown almost obsidian with very little light with a 2 finger ecru head with good retention and moderate lacing.

S - Roasted malt and chocolate but not very strong.

T - Don't be fooled by the smell, but this porter packs a punch. It is like biting into a warm cookie with chocolate, coffee, and malt all in the forefront. Just a nice smooth dry finish at the end with a touch of bitter. Very very nice.

M - Full bodied and moderate carbonation with a nice creamy texture.

O - One of the most delightful porters and I think the best that Anchor has to offer!

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4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Anchor porter poured a very dark brown color with highlights of red. The head was tan and soft-looking.

The main aromas were bittersweet chocolate, a small amount of roasted malt, and very little hops. The overall aroma was nice, but maybe more hops aroma would have improved it slightly.

This porter tastes of cocoa, roasted malts, and a light bitterness. The flavors were fairly balanced with a slight lean toward the sweeter side.

The beer had a medium/light carbonation, and the head contained big soft bubbles- both were perfect for the style.

Anchor porter is easy to drink, well balanced, and it fits the style very well. This is a very nice porter that I will definitely drink again.

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

Pours a very dark brown, not opaque. It is clear but very dark. Head is a creamy tan and about two inches.

Very good malty character on the nose, like caramel, pancakes, and pecans.

Tastes like a good hearty porter, which leads me to believe porter is probably one of my favorite styles. The malt is soft, not burned, and it doesn't leave you with the feeling that someone stuck muddy boots in your mouth. Good clean malt character with a creamy aspect after the initial rush. Starts tart, mellows into cream, and finishes earthy.

Creamy again and a tingle that lingers even after the swallow.

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 3,678 ratings.
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