Tuesday, October 30, 2007

ANCHOR PORTER - ON CASK!

Have you tried ANCHOR BREWING's ANCHOR PORTER yet? Well, it's been around since 1972 - so let's get cracking! I myself hadn't had it in quite a few years, but a pal called attention to a casked version of it @ the local watering hole the other night, and he said that I'd dig it. I dug it. In this uncarbonated, smoothened form, ANCHOR PORTER's delicious chocolate notes turn into this creamy whipped delight, accented with hops and coffee tastes. It's all one can do to keep from gulping, but no one's going to blame you for doing so. It's the rare bar that serves anything on cask, so if you see this one being poured this way, I urge you to make them pull you two or more pints of it. And somebody let me know what you think about it in bottles and on "normal" draft. I swear it's been so long I've forgotten if I like it that way. On cask, though - wow. 8/10.

5 comments:

JBill said...

Anchor Porter is a classicly good porter in all respects, smooth, chocolately. Porters seemingly dn't get very much respect out there though and to find a good one is rare. Anchor is good I like Ballast Point's Black Marlin is better and Sam Smiths Taddy is also very good. Also you have to like the Deschutes Black Butte. Does anyone have any recommendations for other good porters?

Steve said...

Black butte is my all-time favorite so far. Rogue's Mocha Porter is great, and Avery's New World Porter is also very good.

I sure would like to get a sample of a good porter like Anchor's on cask.

Rick Sellers said...

damn... on cask? good find! it has been many months since I last tried this, guess I'll need to seek out a bottle soon.

Ethan Prater said...

Why so shy about identifying that local watering hole? Your readers in SF are eager to try!

Anonymous said...

ya, who has it on cask?