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RATINGS: 2884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5415) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
July, 2003: Bottle. "Wholly superior in every respect." I love the way brewers enthuse about their beers. I bet he also tells his wife he’s got the biggest cock in the world. Brewers, they’re a bit like lawyers - you can’t trust ’em. This is a damn tasty brew - full of roasty flavours and chocolate flavours, quite smoothly done. Nice winey quality - with just a hint of soft fizz. A very pleasant and easy drinking porter - not complex or demanding, just plain old fashioned tasty. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
Big sweet chocolate aroma. Light fruits too. Medium soft body/feel. Black in colour with small brown head. Tasty chocolate start with a slightly fruity mid. Light coffee and chocolate bitter finish. Nice porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 23, 2004
Black colour, smooth, a great porter, more on the light side, bittersweet flavor, good delicate coffee notes, very drinkable, highly enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Black with a good size tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Very smooth malt flavor with hints of coffee, molasses and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2004
I had some on tap at Growler’s in St. Louis and it was excellent. About a week later I bought a six pack and it was good but not as good as what I had on tap. Great appearance. A chocolate coffee thing going on with the taste. I’d put the tap batch I had ahead of Bully Porter but the bottle behind the Bully.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Had a great aroma and moderate head. Dark brown color. It had a litttle bit of a bitter coffee taste. I was a little disappointed overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tejas (932) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 Creamy head. Malty aroma. Fantastic brew! Definitely goes into the regular rotation. Doesn’t taste nearly as dark as it pours. Nice roasty but not smoky flavors; hope that make sense? Extremely smooth & drinkable. Some fruity flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2004
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 Roasty flavor of coffee and chocolate, with some bitterness and a tartness. Lots of body and silky smooth. A very good porter. Complex flavor and quality all around, but not as yummy delicious as Fullers London Porter. (4.0) ..... 3/5/2005 ,,,,, rerate ..... five months and close to 100 beers later I pick up a sixer to give this another go. I am much more impressed the second time. Maybe not exactly equal to the Fullers, but dont miss by much.. Damn near perfect for a porter, and the price makes me smile.. $7.74 for a sixer. Cheers! (4.1)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 High tannish head that fades fast. Aroma is rich dark chocolate and deep coffee. Flavor profile is huge for a porter, very complex. Dark roasted malts with heavy coffee and dark chocolate overtones with a slight nutty feel, combined with a decent aftertaste kick of hops and light cherry and date accents. Very drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2004
High tan-coloured head, but not very long-lasting. Aroma reminds of coffee, a bit of dark chocolate. The colour reminds very much of a Guiness, and the flavour is quite filling, a bit bitter but not too much. A very good porter and a very nice experience on the whole.

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