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Anchor Porter

Anchor Porter

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In the midst of sampling their Christmas Ale (’99-’11 vertical) I took a break to indulge on this wonderfully crafted dark ale.  I’ve had this beer before, but it has been a few years since.  I wanted to revisit it for a few reasons:  1) it is good beer and 2) it is a great […] ... [Read more]

Anchor Christmas Ale 2001

Anchor Christmas Ale 2001

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Tree:  Washingtonia filifera (California/Desert/Arizona Fan Palm) Pouring a deeper ruby reddish color it looked more like a Scottish style ale mixed with a Porter.  The head plumed rather fast and formed a tight knit beige barrier. When it came to the aroma, this year’s vintage had Scottish ale all over it.  Dark malt notes that were […] ... [Read more]

Anchor Christmas Ale 2000

Anchor Christmas Ale 2000

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Tree:  Torreya californica (California Torreya or Nutmeg) The start of a new decade.  I wonder what they added to the brew to make this beer that much more special.  In any case, it poured very similar to the year prior with a deep brown color.  One could argue that it is a brown ale or […] ... [Read more]

Anchor Christmas Ale 1999

Anchor Christmas Ale 1999

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Brewed since 1975 this seasonal Christmas ale (aka Our Special Ale) has become a tradition in and of itself.  The more I’ve learned about this beer, the more I want to add it to my holiday traditions.  There are a few interesting facts surrounding this beer that you must know. The ingredients are “top secret” […] ... [Read more]

Ale Asylum Contorter Porter

Ale Asylum Contorter Porter

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The cool crisp nights are returning here to the Chicagoland area and after a hard day in the office I decided to unwind with a brew fit for just the occasion.  Ale Asylum makes some great beers and this one is no exception.  I bought a six pack of this beer in Wisconsin and drank […] ... [Read more]

Flying Dog Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter

Flying Dog Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo Imperial Porter

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Until I typed the title of this beer, I positively knew I was drinking a stout. I picked this up purely on the recommendation of my local beer guy, who is constantly informing me of beers I want, even thought I didn’t even know they existed. This one from Flying Dog was one such brew. […] ... [Read more]

Shipwrecked Peninsula Porter

Shipwrecked Peninsula Porter

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There is one brewery in Door County. Enough wineries per capita to compete with Napa, but one place to get freshly brewed beer. Shipwrecked, located on the main drag in Egg Harbor, is that one. Despite my extended stay, until this evening I had yet to try one of their brews this year. To be […] ... [Read more]

Kona Pipeline Porter

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Taylor: Coffee and beer. Believe it or not, the two were not always as commonly spoken of in the same context. Historically, coffee entered the conversation around the time that porters and stouts did, which was mainly 18th century London. But stouts may have surfaced in some form or another as early as the 1600s. […] ... [Read more]

Bayhawk Chocolate Porter

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Nate:  I am coming out of beer reviewing retirement to write about this beer. Yes, it is that good. $3.69 for a 22 oz, this is a delicious beer. Although called a Chocolate Porter this fine English style porter uses chocolate malts and not actual chocolate. Alcohol content is 5.4% ABV and it all goes […] ... [Read more]

Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald

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Noel: Coffee lovers rejoice…this beer’s for you. Although it’s not really hailed as a coffee flavored beer, Edmund Fitzgerald is a porter, and that’s about all you really need to know. The more porters I have, the more I realize that dark, roasted bitterness is really the epitome of the style. And this brew is […] ... [Read more]