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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2004
I wish i could say more about this beer but it seems rather "flat" to me. What you taste initially is what you taste in the end. No highs or lows. Almost perfectly PH blanced. I’m most impressed by the smokey aftertaste. Mesquite? BBQ?...I just keep thinking I want to throw a steak on the grill! Soy sauce! When this beer warms up...soy/teriaki sauce is all i can think of. It’s positive. Pair this with a steak on the grill....perfect!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2004
deep roasted smell, dark and appealing body, light tan head. rich taste with very outstanding flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Bottled from Happy Deli NYC Poured Black with a thick tan head. Smells like roasted coffee and malts.Great dark beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2004 Pours a perfect very dark brown with a great light tan head. Aroma was very toasty with a great coffee smell. Taste was nice and sweet and malty, very rich with a great coffee taste. Very smooth and creamy with a only very slightly bitter end. Excellent porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Dark brown color with tan head. Toasted, malty aroma and rich flavor of coffee and caramel. Good mouthfeel and and not too thin in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2004
This was a deep dark brown in color with a tan head. Deep aroma, smells like roasted coffee and roasted malt. The flavor is like roasted malt and coffee’s. A hint of bakers chocolate. Tastes a bit sour actually and I couldn’t really get past that sour taste. Decent mouth feel, smooth and effervescent. Overall: It is indeed a complex beer and it has everything going for it, as far as color, apperance, palate and especially the aroma. The taste is however simply not for me...the acidic sour taste doesn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FormatKid (7) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2004 does not count
Pours out a nice solid black, ruby is only hinted at when held directly in front of light. Big light-brown head quickly bubbles up. Nose is evident of dark fruits (plums, raisons) with delicate chocolate and coffee tones backing it up. Definately a unique tasing porter, a lot more of dark fruity tones in the taste than the usual chocolate/coffee flavors standard to a porter. Sweet all the way through with light pangs of earthy bitterness at the edges. Aftertaste is long-lasting sweet and dense with light tones of grapeskin. Mouthfeel seems a tad light, but it’s tolerable. Deep, sweet, fruity, and robust..a complex and lovely porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2004
Medium, fugaceous, light brown head. Brown color with some red hues. Sweet, malty, chocolate aroma, almost milk chocolate. Very rich chocolate/coacoa flavor with some roastiness. Slightly bitter after-taste. Powdery mouthfeel. Rich, intense, I love this beer !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2004
The taste of this beer was a little more acidic than I expected but still very satisfying. Think I’ll have another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2004
I dont think this is a very good tasting beer. But that does not say a whole lot coming from me because i do not like too many porters.

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