An­chor Porter

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - - Porter -

LOC: San Fran­cisco, Cal­i­for­nia ABV: 5.6% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

What the brewer says

“A blend of spe­cially roasted pale, caramel, choco­late, and black malts, along with our top-fer­ment­ing yeast cre­ate com­plex­ity with­out bit­ter­ness. The brew is hopped at a high rate and nat­u­rally car­bon­ated.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Huge es­ter pro­file with a pro­nounced red licorice char­ac­ter. Cherry and touch of lemony tart­ness. No roast or choco­late un­der the es­ters to my nose, but they do show up on retronasal, thank­fully.” Fla­vor: “Rich caramel sweet­ness, some dark fruit and tof­fee. The roast is re­strained, paired well with the bit­ter­ness on the fin­ish to bal­ance over­all. Fin­ish has a nice lin­ger­ing qual­ity of light cof­fee and milk choco­late.” Over­all: “Fairly strong es­ter char­ac­ter through­out mud­dles the over­all im­pres­sion. Lots of malt com­plex­ity, though, and the fin­ish has a great bal­ance of sweet milk choco­late paired with roast/ hops bit­ter­ness.”

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