So it started snowing this week. It has been blustery and cold and my only solace has been comfort food, warm blankets, putting up our Christmas tree and dark, seasonal beers. So fittingly my beer of the week this week is a rich and flavourful porter out of San Francisco. As a beer drinker this is one of my favourite times of year. There are porters, stouts and black lagers abound and lots of rich coffee, chocolate and malty flavours to keep you warm on the cold winters nights. This is one of the most delectable porters I have ever had and it is definitely worth a try for all those hearty, dark beer drinkers out there.
Anchor Porter (LCBO# 376459) from Anchor Brewing Co., San Francisco, CA is a delicious take on a classic style. If you like porters, this is perfection in a bottle. Anchor Brewing Co. is one of the smallest and most traditional breweries in the world and they boast that this porter is virtually handmade with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. We enjoyed this dark brew with family while listening to some vintage vinyls over the weekend.
Colour: Black, quite dark and opaque with generous tan coloured foam.
Smell: Burnt and toasty malt flavour with a charred background. Liquorice and caramel notes.
Taste: Deep malty flavours with sweet undertones. Extremely well balanced. A hearty and warming brew.
This one is definitely worth a try if you haven’t had it before or a revisit it you have! Tis the season! I love feedback so let me know what you thought of it. Cheers!