Anchor Porter | Anchor Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
3,678
Reviews:
1,542
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
11.46%
 
 
Wants:
210
Gots:
498
For Trade:
3
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Photo of leinie13
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sappyjoker
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Patlee3324
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjgsilva
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tommy5
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Broseph1617
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of craigmorris74
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A wonderful porter that tastes and feels more like an English style ale than modern American variants. Anchor porter is malt-forward and incredibly smooth and rich. A porter that you can have two or three of after a hard days work.

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Photo of Jesterscf
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.94/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just so many porters out there that I like much more, if u like the standard dry taste & feel of Anchor Steam, the this porter may be right up your alley.

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Photo of Beerhemoth
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fubudu187
2.82/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355 ml bottle, Bristol Beer Shop - Pours jet black with a large tanned foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, slight bready feel at the back. Taste - sweet, richness, dark chocolate, light smoke/ash feel, dark fruitd, light dry bitter finish. Well balanced with a nice richness in the taste.

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Photo of Saviour
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamesroses
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

35cl bottle

Appearance: black with beautiful beige head. Medium carbonation.

Aroma: bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, woody, a very nice blend.

Taste: same as the smell with an extra slightly fruity note, like cherry or grape. Bitter chocolate, a bit smoked wood, coffee. Delicious. I didn't find it sweet at all.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, dry, with a bitter chocolate aftertaste.

Overall: my first American Porter ever, and a really great one. Found it very similar in every aspect to Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock.

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Photo of andpit
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rfreed
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tbulling
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Part of a $10.99 make a 6-pack from Foodland
Dark black color
Smell of mollasses
Medium carbonation
Heavy mouthfeel
Rich chocolate, coffee, toffee taste
Overall a very enjoyable beer to sip on to enjoy the flavors.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good deep brown color here, you get similarities to the cherry coke head on the top at 2/3". Aroma of roasted and brown malt, chinook and cascade hops.

Taste hits a chewy mouthfeel, more coffee malt notes, brown malt, c hops. Its reliable. Some nutty aspect to it. its like they were able to use oats and smooth it out nicely. Relatively light mouthfeel for everything going on in here.

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