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San Francisco’s famous Anchor Porter brand is made in one of the smallest and most traditional breweries in the world by the brewers of Anchor Steam Beer. Our old-fashioned Porter is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. We use 100% malted barley, generous amounts of fresh, whole hops, entirely natural carbonation and a simple, natural brewing process which is like no other in the world. The deep black color, the thick, creamy head and the intensely rich flavor of Anchor Porter, made in San Francisco since 1974, have earned this delicious and unique brew a worldwide reputation for outstanding quality. It is aesthetically pleasing and wholly superior in every respect.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Nice and dark with a wicked huge head of deep brown. Exactly how a porter should smell, but not too strong. Was hoping for a more fragrant pour. Very sweet and sticky going down. First sip tasted watered down for some reason, but this only gets better with eveyr sip. Roasted nuts, chocolate and bits of caramel hit you and stay pretty well.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 Draft at Enken, Copenhagen. Rich chocolate/coffee porter. Intense, long-lasting flavor that just refuses to let go. Had two pints, the first of which somehow reminded me of a divine frappucino. An outstanding porter and a personal favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Pours very dark brown with a light brown head that lasts an average amount of time. Aroma is roasty, though not necessarily distinguishable from other porters. Initial taste is slightly sweet with hints of molasses and caramel. The finish is dry and quite bitter. The body feels pretty full, but I personally would enjoy a little more carbonation. Sits rather heavy and is not as refreshing as other brews, namely Fuller’s London Porter. However, definitely an above-average drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2660) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Pours dark in color, with hints of amber when held to the light. Slight roasty/caramel aroma. Very smooth. Not overpowering. A slight nutty/coffee flavor. A little roasty up front but finishes with a strong roasted flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1077) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2004
A great looking porter that defines the category and shows great restraint. I’ve often complained that porters are the most abused style out there. Here we have a solid, medium bodied, malty but dry, roasty beer with enough hops to keep it balanced and somewhat refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4784) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
Very dark. No light comes through. Very thick creamy brown head and light lacing. Aroma of molasses and sweet spices. Malty body. Roasted flavour with a touch of fruit around the edges. Sweetness grows through the glass and finish. Some hop bitterness in the finish as well. Very delicious as are most of the Anchor beers.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
Damn this was good. The beer is very dark reddish black letting just a hint of light through. There is a small, but persistent tan head and an aroma of roast and chocolate. The flavour is dominated by a reasonably sweet chocolate profile with hints of roast. The aftertaste lingers with a pleasant bitterness. The carbonation level and thickness are just right.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Pours very dark with brown head. Nose is malt and cherry. Same in the taste, along with licorice, coffee, milk chocolate. Finishes with a roasted malty flavor. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2004
Anise and coffee nose with a bit of abv. Coffee, chocolate, dark malts, cream, a little alcohol, and a touch of bitterness. Finishes dark and grainy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7194) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Draft. Dark black beer with a big biege head. Roasted malt aroma. Roasty flavor with chocolate/molasses backing. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice and smooth. A very good porter.


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