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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our historic, art deco building on San Francisco’s Potrero Hill was a coffee roastery before it was our brewery. We’ve joked for years that it takes a lot of coffee to make beer. Now, in collaboration with local roaster Four Barrel Coffee, we are doing just that—literally. We start in the brewhouse with our radically traditional recipe for Anchor Porter, which we’ve been brewing since 1972. We end up in the cellar, where we add Four Barrel Flash-Chilled Coffee—developed with Anchor especially for this beer—during secondary fermentation. The result is a coffee porter of immense richness, intensity, boldness, and smoothness, with deep aromas and mouthfeel of fresh-roasted coffee melded with dark-roasted maltiness.

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3.6
Zilverenmaan (308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2017
Good head, good lacing. Aroma coffee, malts, light anise, alcohol. Taste coffee, not much roastiness, quickly taken over by an overpowering sweetness of caramel malts and vanilla, leaving a pleasant lingering sweetish aftertaste though. MF medium soft, lively carbonation. Not bad, very tasty.

3.2
Jabah (550) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Anchor porter is one of my favorites for the style, so I naturally wanted to like this more. Finding it not as good in every category across the board. Balance is off. Texture not as smooth and creamy. Appearance not as jet black....head not as frothy and a lighter mocha. Not getting much coffee neither. There are still some good chocolate notes on the finsih, but that is about it. I'll stick to the regular Anchor porter minus the coffee.

3.7
kajser27 (2065) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 9, 2017
Black colored, medium tan creamy head. Aroma is of coffee, some roasted malt and dark chocolate, bit caramel. Taste is medium sweet malt, some caramel, dark chocolate and strong coffee notes, medium roasty bitterness, dryish finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, creamy.
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3.8
BeerdedDave (1902) - Beckley, USA - DEC 7, 2017
black color; chocolaty, coffee aroma; nice coffee flavor with some chocolate notes; medium bodied roasted malt base

3.7
commonshawn (1335) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2017
12oz bottle. Black with full off white head. Sweet and slightly coffee nose. Taste is sweet, roasty, malty. Full body. Decently good.

3.7
MaltOne (399) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Robust, coffee forward porter. Pours absolutely opaque dark coffee brown, with dense. finely laced and lasting tan head. Big porter aroma – roasted and slightly sour. Taste is distinctive – coffee is the centerpiece, but it is a medium roast coffee, creating a nutty richness rather than an expresso bitterness... mellow, nutty, with a dry finish. Palate is full bodied. Overall, this is not created for mass market appeal, rather for the brewer’s art… the more you drink the more finesse you find.

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tfontana (1148) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2017
Bottle pour into shaker pint glass from Andover Liquors. Appearance is dark brown--almost opaque black--with dark red with light source directly behind, nice sparkle at the side of the glass, 1/2-finger width light brown foamy head with poor retention and light, soapy lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is as aroma. Palate is medium bodied with thick, smooth texture, lively carbonation and rich, bittersweet finish as taste. Overall, rich aroma and flavor with nice appearance and palate, though a bit over-carbonated.

4.5
HopsGuide41 () - - NOV 20, 2017
It's got a wonderful coffee smell the taste is good and the appearance is eye catching.

3.7
Tide (4503) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Draught at Anchor. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, coffee, licorice, a bit of hops, nuts and dark fruits. Bitter finish with roasted malts, licorice, coffee, nuts, dark fruits and toast. Very nice porter.

3.4
thegreenrooster (4588) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Pour is a black with a huge tan head. Aroma is a minor coffee but a big bitter bakers chocolate. Flavor is pretty much the same. A almost not there coffee but a big dry backers chocolate. Finish is bone dry and leaves a nice roast on the tongue. Kind of disappointed with the lack of coffee but the chocolate malt made up for it.


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