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RATINGS: 2981   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Pours dark with beige head. Aroma rich with chocolate and coffee which carry through to the flavor also. Well bodied and balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Strong coffee aroma with chocolate undertones. Not too thick for a porter, which is good, because I couldn’t stop drinking this stuff. Rich mocha flavor with a subtle hops kick. A little more carbonated than I expected. Could be the best porter I’ve had yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Bottle. Nice deep brown color with just the barest hints of ruby showing when backlit. Medium lived off-white head fades down to a ring and leaves fair lacing. Deep aromas of chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied. A bit astringent. Flavors are highly roasted grain, bordering on burnt. Pleasant coffee flavor. Fairly nice coating texture. Adequate hop bitterness at the finish balances out this porter quite nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2005
pours black with thin off white head. aroma is molassis, coffee and chocolate. taste is molassis, bitter dark chocolate. and barely a hint of coffee and a little hops. has a thin yet creamy and lasting mouthfeel if thats possible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2472) - California, USA - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 Black body, light tan head. Aroma is chocolately English style, some caramel and roast. Medium to light body, quite drinkable. Solid porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (24346) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 29, 2005
Bottled. Black opaque, brown huge foamish head. Fruitish and roasted aroma, with some caramellish hints. Sweetish banana flavour at first, and the sweetness grows in finish and then turns into a grapefruitish dryness in aftertaste. Mouthdrying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
Bottle. Nice bitter aroma with chocolate and coffee. Beatiful black body with off-white head - very inviting. Flavor-wise arguably one of the best porters in the world. Powerful bitter opening, extremely long finish, again with chocolate and coffee - the taste just won´t quit!! Mouthfeel just right and smooth. Overall the best porter I´ve had so far!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyhawk1 (7) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2005 does not count
Deep dark black with thick tight dark tan colored head. Smokey, coffee, and molasses aromas. Semi sweet dark chocalate taste that intensifies as it warms(started too cold)with a suprisingly delicate mouth feel of soft carbonation. Finishes with a lingering mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 A good, different porter. Well balanced chocolate malt, hops, and coffee flavors. Medium mouth feel would benefit from a bit more creaminess.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankenkitty (1990) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2005
I chose Anchor Porter as my 100th rating as this is a beer close to my heart... one in which all porters seem to fail in comparison. Pours a deep, blackberry/red-brown with a large, tan, souffle of a head that falls slowly and softly leaving excellent lacing. Heavy malt aromas are dark chocolate and dark fruits, with a light alcohol presence. The full-bodied flavor balances bitter coffee and semi-sweet chocolate, leaving a light tingle of alcohol to dry the mouth... which causes you to open another...

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