Anchor Porter | Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor PorterAnchor Porter
BA SCORE
85.9%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 3,696 ratings
Anchor PorterAnchor Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,066
Reviews:
1,550
Ratings:
3,696
Liked:
3,175
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
11.25%
Alströms:
4.44
 
 
Wants:
215
Gots:
508
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,696 |  Reviews: 1,550
Photo of Golden32
3.32/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skrumpy
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark, with a creamy tan head. Streak lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and toffee. Hints of licorice and dark chocolate. The flavor is herbal sweet, and is similar to the aroma. A bit of hops bitterness in the finish. An excellent beer overall.

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Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulElk
4.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light with great texture. Almost sweet tasting. Mild carbonation. Good find

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Photo of token_23223
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sokol_1993
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely an American porter. Even though it has a lot of malty, chocolate and coffee notes, it also has a higher amount of hoppiness than the porters in Europe.
Nevertheless, and excellent brew that I'd recommend to anyone!

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Photo of EatonHops
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gardendk
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a massive light brown head. Very rich coating

S: Fresh. light coffee.

T: Differs from the smell. Dark and fruity. Some hints of nuts. Taste is strong in the beginning but replaced somewhat fast by nice bitterness in the end.

M: Light and fresh mouth feel. Not what I expected from a porter. Somewhat bubbly

O: I confess I am not a big fan of porters, I'd rather go directly to the stouts if I want a dark beer. But this is an exception. I would recommend it to anyone willing to take the step to "the dark side" and try a porter. Definitely a beer I will buy agin

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Photo of Ealanjones
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been looking to try this one for awhile. Bought a six pack and enjoyed this on Christmas eve. Enjoyed it for sure. May write more later. Glad that beer can ship far distances. Ha ha.

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Photo of TroyE219
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Travis_B93
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love everything about it, the flavor the smell the after, didnt get to pour it so kind of sad about that but i imagine it looks as good as it tastes and smells. Great stuff very much recommend.

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Photo of mmorris15
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tottel
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Momon
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leinie13
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Patlee3324
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjgsilva
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Anchor Porter from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85.9% out of 100 with 3,696 ratings
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