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Anchor Porter
November 15, 2013, 4:16 pm
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Pour: Light-brown two-finger, foamy, frothy, organic head. Very dark brown body, almost black.

Nose: Very sweet smelling, roast malted, carbonated. As it warms, its nose really blossoms: chocolate, coffee, toffee, milk even. Really creamy, vanilla notes. I am smelling a lot of cream and milk at the end.

Palate: Very smooth, inviting, creamy, coffee, dark chocolate, which is complemented by a slight carbonation. Surprisingly light on the tongue for a porter, yet maintaining a high but subtle degree of richness. Finished dry, with a more pronounced hops signature, and as smoothly as it started. As it warms, I taste more dark fruits, sweetness and nuts.

A very smooth and refined porter, very approachable and easy to drink despite its colour. I like how the roasted malt and chocolate coffee notes is calibrated finely against the hops and dryness, with a measured amount of carbonation. One of the best porters, and one of the best beers, that I have tasted.


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