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RATINGS: 3019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2005
A really good porter. Nice and chocolaty, but not to the point that you think you’re eating a Hershey bar. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
this is a damn good porter. I wasn’t a fan of this style, but I like it more and more. A deep dark rich complex flavor that just tastes great. Anchor is a great brewery!!!!!!!&

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
Robe noire aux reflets auburn surmontée d’une mousse beige persistente. Arômes de bananes, de levure et de sucre. Saveurs de sucre, de banane, de café, de chocolat et d’alcool. Houblon de soutien.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2006 Pours near black with reddish hues and a mostly maintained mocha head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, with notes of vinous wort with chocolate and coffee goodness. Tastes of dark bread with notes of chocolate, earthy toasted malts, caramelized wort, and raisins. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Surprisingly the hops are not overwhelmed by the other beer dimensions. Exceptionally balanced. A mellow, delightful porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Dark dark ruby black with tan head. Aroma is pretty subtle, especially for the style. Mostly roasted malts and some coffee undertones. This is definitely one dry porter, for better for for worse. Taste is heavy roasted malts along with the usual coffee and a nice suprise with some dark fruit to add only the slightest bit of sweetness. Quite a hop presence in the finish, as it is very dry and bitter. Some acidity in the finish as well. Very creamy in the mouth, medium full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Pours with a light tan head, coffee and hazelnuts and a touch of brown sugar, though it doesn’t smell very sweet. Smoke, a touch of chocolate, and coffee notes, with a bit more hops than many porters I’ve had. Medium body. Carbonation starts out a bit biting, but mellows. Quite nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MammothMan (8) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2005 does not count
Quite a wonderful beer. For those of us not entranced with sweet porters, this brew is perfect, as the coffee flavors tend to prevail. This is one of the few beers that actually improves in taste thoughout the second glass. The bottled version is excellent, but the tap is sublime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Slight chocolate aroma and flavor. Not my favorite porter but not the worst.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2005 Bouteille de 1 pt, 6 oz obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de café torréfié. Apparence: Couleur noire opaque. Mince col beige. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat. Long arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture mince. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût de café. (Rating #297)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2005
Another ’why haven’t I had this before?’ beer. Aroma is malt and lightly roasted coffee. Flavor has some light fruityness with a dark malt taste. Palate is nothing special, but good. A tastey beer, but nothing world stopping.

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