Friday, June 11, 2010

Beer Review: Anchor Porter

I have been reviewing quite a few American beers lately and todays post is no exception. Following on from my taste of  Anchor's Bock beer (a beer I would highly recommend) todays tipple is Anchor Porter made by the Anchor Brewing Company from San Francisco. According to their website Anchor Porter has been brewed since 1972 and was first bottled in 1974. It is an American style porter and weighs in at 5.6%.

The beer pours a jet black with a nice tan head. Subtle aroma is a little dissapointing as there is no dominant flavour that jumps out. It has a high level of carbonation (this beer is naturally carbonated) with a medium body. The mouthfeel is creamy and has a nice dry finish on the end. The flavours are of roasted coffee, with a smooth taste on the palate, this is enhanced by the perfect dry finish which makes you automatically reach for the glass to take another drink.

A really nice porter, very moreish, however at 5.6% not a session beer. Highly recommended and a beer I would always have a few bottles of in the fridge.

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