Monday, January 20, 2014
Anchor Brewing Company Porter
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Anchor Brewing Company Porter. Keeping it local again.
From the Anchor Brewing Company website: “Intimidating color. Unexpected taste. Welcome to American Porter.
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.
Anchor Porter® became the first modern American porter when it was introduced in 1972. As we celebrate its 40th anniversary, our porter continues to reward those who look beyond its intimidating appearance to discover its smooth, full-bodied drinkability. Anchor Porter® is the definitive American Porter.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours almost black with a nice tan head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, roasted and sweet malts, coffee and a slight nutty scent.
Taste: Roasted and sweet malts, chocolate, a touch a coffee, molasses and toffee. Very little hop bitterness.
Overall: Solid and very drinkable, Anchor Brewing Company Porter is tasty. At 5.6% ABV it is smooth, creamy and not too heavy. I would certainly drink this one again.
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