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RATINGS: 3004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
San Franciscoís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle (650ml). Pours almost black, incredibly lively with a big light brown foamy-creamy head. Does the "guiness pour" settle-out thing wonderfully - head lasts forever, rocks out and leaves a half-decent lacing - top marks. Aroma is roast malt, somewhat vinous, stewed prunes and apple cores, slight hops, and tasty coffee and bittersweet chocolate notes as well - quite darkly fruit sweet on the nose. Flavour is like heavenís own semisweet belgian chocolate with nuts and raisins bar - with dark roast malt, sourish wine overtones, other steeped fruits, coffee and cream. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, only lightly carbonated. This is one of the nicest porters Iíve ever had. Terrific blend of bitterness (coffee, chocolate, touch of hops), sweetness (fruit, malt and chocolate) with enough tartness to keep it all together.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
norlem (8) - DENMARK - SEP 4, 2005 does not count
This tasty porter is so round, sweet and fresh that it is almost not a porter anymore. Paradoxically there is no doubt, however, that this is one of the best porters on the market.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Pours black, creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate roastyness, just what youíd expect with a hint of sour. Taste is the same, itís very smooth - smoother than I expected. Over time some extra flavors came about - more chocolate and less roastiness. Body is medium - not cloying at all. Nice porter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2005
12 oz bottle pours black. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, caramel. Flavor is good choclate base, some coffee bitters and a decent hop finish. Palate is medium bodied and fairly well carbonated for a porter. Creamy mouthfeel. Smooth and silky. A great porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Sweet maltiness, perhaps a touch too sweet, but not cloying. I think the mouthfeel seems a touch thin. But I do like this very much, VERY drinkable, just not in the mood to jump on the near-unanimous bandwagon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Poured a very dark, almost black color from the bottle. Nice beige head didnít last, but good lacing. Chocolate and malt dominate the aroma. The taste is not as full as I would have hoped - good, but not that good. Chocolate and malt also dominate the flavor. The carbonation is awfully strong for a porter. This one is characteristic of a pilsner. Its distracting. Overall, a very drinkable beer, but with flaws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - AUG 30, 2005
jet black w/ brown head. coffee aroma w/ a hint of plum. full bodied, explosive flavor of caramel and chocolate. creamy, malty and tasty. one great brew from the anchor brewing co.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2005
Not up to the very high standard of their superb Liberty Ale but nevertheless an excellent porter.Black with traces of liquorice and a few other things.Complex but simple and very easy to drink..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2005
this was a treat... What a beut!! Nice dark black color with a great head, it glimmers! Good sweet taste that i could drink alll night! Now for the rest...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2005
Reach for the stars creamy head in a tan color...long lasting. Aroma like a fine perfume. Ink black color. Bitter chocolate with strong coffe mouthing then some hops to hold onto ones aftertaste. A great porter. If thereís better,I canít wait to find it!!

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