#19 Anchor Brewing Porter

**Part 2 of 3 of a Dark Beer Review**

Woo, my 30th post!

...And following through with my second post of these neat little dark beer thing I thought I would do.

Today's post is a treat, and was a total treat to drink! I could write a post just focusing on the history of Anchor Brewing, but that's a post for another day. I found Anchor about 6 years ago during a trip to San Francisco, with their more flagship brew, Anchor Steam. The brewing process for that, is another post, for another day. This is a brewery that needs to be taken seriously, as today's beer has one of the highest ratings of any of the beers I've reviewed. Anchor Porter brings in a score on Beer Advocate of 99. That is damn near perfect.

I picked up this 6 pack at Manchester Wine and Liquors, during my first time in there, while on a trip up to visit. I always get excited when I see a sixer of Anchor anywhere, so I couldn't really pass it up. I brought it back to my hotel, and got it on.

I slipped it into something more...comfortable.

This is a fun beer...It pours black. Blackity black. Devoid of all light. And its so smooth and velvety looking as it flows into the glass. Left behind we have a beautiful, full, tan fluffy head. And some sexy lacing!

It really is a beautiful beer.

It smells of a strong, tangy alcohol. Similar to bourbon? Whiskey? One of those. There's some dark chocolate, reminiscent of bakers chocolate. You can almost smell the bitter. And something that didn't really surprise me, coffee. Sipping it brings you a perfect balance of bitter and malt. A smooth, delicious hint of vanilla, and much like the smell, there's a strong coffee finish. It's such a pleasing experience, it isn't too thick, but not too thin. Very little carbonation and almost scary in its ease of drink-ability. This is a Goldilocks beer, everything about it was just right. There really are not enough good things I can say about this beer. So go and get some. Seriously.

And I love the labels!

Anchor Brewing Porter

Smell: 5/5
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 5/5
Feel: 4/5

Overall: 4.5/5

This beer pairs well with: DMX - It's Dark and Hell Is Hot


  1. This sounds like my perfect beer. Will have to seek some out.

  2. This sounds like my perfect beer. Will have to seek some out.

    1. There isnt one complaint I have about this beer. it is so deserving of it accolades