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RATINGS: 2835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Pours black with quickly disappearing head. Nose is of licorice, sweet and chocolate malt. Flavor is chewy, smoky and bitter all at the same time. Very drinkable porter. Nice bitter, lingering finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Bottle. Very yummy porter. Iíve had only one other beer from Anchor...needless to say I have been impressed with it and with this, the porter. Iím becoming more of a fan of porters as time goes by, and this helps

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2004
wow,,i forgot how awesome this beer is..my grandpa was making barbeque spareribs the other day,,and i picked some of this stuff up to compliment it,..GREAT..dark color, nice tan head..aroma makes we want to stop smelling and start drinking...and drinking.get some

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alehead (17) - womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
This is it folks...the only porter youíll ever need. (imo) Iíve only tasted about 5 different porters and I donít think I have to search any further, except for Fullers. Iíll give that one a try when I have an extra 38 bucks. I canít get singles in my area so I have to splurge every once in a while. In this tasty beverage you get a hoppy choco-coffee licorice treat. Perfectly balanced flavors. A tad sweet. Definately worth 29 bucks a case. A true porter classic! Try some, youíll be glad you did...cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 (Rerate, prev 9-4-8-4-16) Almost black colored, brown head vanished quickly. Rich and roasted porter aroma, with notes of sweetness, fruitiness, berries and chocolate. Medium bodied, dry ending with lasting bitterness. Chocolate flavor with strong roasted coffee, aftertaste is very lasting with coffee, berries and sweetness. Maybe too sweet for my taste, still excellent porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13693) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2004
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Dark ruby, almost opaque black. Cloudy beautiful expresso head. Roasted and berry aroma. Medium-bodied, roasted, crisp and hoppy flavor. Aftertaste has soapy and sweet hoppyness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14046) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Bottle. Black colour with light brown head. Aroma of malt, pineapple, licquorice. Quite roasted, maltyflavour with a hint of sourness. Aftertaste is a good balance between sweet and bitter. 6 4 7 4 15

Bottle, 5.6%. Sweet coffee aroma. The flavour also has sweet coffee notes. Fresh-ground coffee aftertaste. 6 3 6 3 16

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3793) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Dark brown color with a thick and creamy tan head. Light sweet, chocolate malt aroma. Smooth and sweet aroma of chocolate, some roasted malts and a nice brown sugar middle with a slightly bitter coffee finish. Very nice porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Dark brown and a tan creamy head. Aroma was of chocolate malts, and slightly sweet. Flavor was smooth, and sweet, but not too sweet. This is a very nice porter.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Big foamy head. Dark brown color. Faint sweet malty aroma. Nice soft mouthfeel. Spicy and a little alcoholic up front, fading to a roasty, brown sugar taste towards the end. Well crafted, I would love to have this off cask!


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