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RATINGS: 3011   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1556) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Bottle. Bottled on: 02/28/05. Near jet-black pour with a thick, fluffy dark-khaki head that leaves a good bit of lacing. Lots of vanilla beans, anise, Baker’s chocolate, coffee and hops in the aroma. Roasty and toasty without any of that burnt taste so common to those aromas. Starts off like a rich, lightly toasted wheat bread with dark chocolate and anise. Finishes with just enough bitter hops. Delicious. Solidy medium-bodied. Not the best porter I’ve had, but pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Black as night with a thick full tan head. The smell of sweet malted barley screams ’drink me’!. Strong roasted malt sweetness, with a coffee flavor. The hops are plentiful but not overpowering, a nice blend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Poured a deep black with a nice thick, tan head. Great, full, round aroma with cherry, strawberry, hearts of palm, mocha, a little chocolate, and an enveloping aroma that I recognize but can’t pin down and its driving me nuts. Nice robust, malty, smokey flavor that was great but unfortunately had a very watery, cat piss finish that really ended up bogging down an otherwise great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
umlaut (1) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
Chocolate and coffee flavors, maybe a little smokey. Not at all fruity like some porters. Friends think it’s a bit hopsy but I disagree, they’re probably just not used to porters. My favorite of all beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmku (300) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Pitch black, opaque with a thin brownish head. Aroma of licorice and chocolate, dark malts. Flavor os caramel, chocolate, something roasted and bitter. A little vinous in the finish. Quite complex and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Darker than expected, black, opaque with a thin, tan head that darkens to brown at the edges. Licorice aroma up front with chocolate, black malt, cola, milk and moroccan spice (WOW). Flavor is espresso, sweet caramel, chocolate, charcoal, some bubblegum with a subtle but long bitterness that trails into a long, warm, winey finish. Very inviting, complex but drinkable dark ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Very roasty tasting. Loots of chocolate and malt in the aroma. nice creamyflavor and palate. hints of vanilla bean and a lot of chocolate and malts. A LOT of butterscotch in the flavor too. definitely a good purchase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - JUN 25, 2005
This is a really good beer that I’ve waited too long to try. ITs a porter but is really kind of half porter half stout in my mind. Nice and datk with lots of roastiness and very full bodied. I would highly reccomend this porter to anyones

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Pours a deep deep brown with a nice tan head. Flavor and aroma is both malty is chocolaty. Very nice brew. One that I will be consuming in the near future.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Pleasant malt smell, taste is nice and balanced. Highly reccomended. Will do again.

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