Anchor Porter | Anchor Brewing Company

3,684 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 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Heavy dark brown with a touch of ruby. Aggressive pour still only yielded a half finger white-tan head which evaporates almost immediately.

S- Notes of toffee, burnt coffee, and roasted nuts, although I would not call the aroma “strong”.

T- Tastes a lot stronger than it smells. Dark breads, more burnt coffee, caramel, a bit of ashy smokiness. Finishes clean with lingering bittersweet chocolate and the slightest twinge of floral hops. A hint of raisin comes out as it warms. Nicely balanced!

M- Slick and creamy. Somehow manages to feel thick and full-bodied without being remotely “chewy”. Sparkly carbination possibly bordering on a little overdone, but a minor flaw.

O- Ever really enjoy a beer and then abandon it because “sexier” beers with more hype come along? Anchor Porter is that beer for me. Not sure why I ever stopped drinking it, but what’s not to like about a complex, full-flavored, full-bodied porter? Going back on my list of regulars. Exceptional.

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

Very dark, nearly black. Red tint around the edges. Great head and retention. Very nice looking beer.

Dark grain and estery aroma. With a crispness found in most porters I've tried.

Nice flavor. Dark, roasted grain. Coffee in the aftertaste. A slightly bitter finish.

A medium thick mouthfeel appropriate for the style. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Nice.

I recognized this brand, and was in the mood for a porter. I'm not at all disappointed. A nice representation of the style. It hits the spot.

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Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 3,684 ratings.
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