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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Dark amber color, almost black, with a very nice brownish head. Aroma is cocoa. Flavor is coffee and cocoa, with some chocolate and a touch of toffee. Turns into a somewhat sour and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2003 Pours with a deep, dark ruby body and a big, creamy, cappuccino head. The foamy head leaves some thick lacing as it slowly dissipates into a nice thin, appetizing layer. This is a bitter beer to say the least and should not be undertaken unless you're looking for a kick in the mouth. Strong flavors of burnt coffee, smoke, and roasted malt mix together to create one amazing gustatory experience. While I can't say that I am 100% in love I would definately enjoy a glass of Anchor Porter accompanied by a good cigar. (Added a week later) Over the past few days I have developed a taste for this beer. I also think it makes a great Black & Tan when mixed with some light homebrew. I am impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Nice dark chocolate and coffee flavor. A very ordinary porter. However it is good. Nice smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Good roasted aroma. A lot of roasted malt in this one...finishes quite dry. A little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5607) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
Bottled. Black with some head. Sweet, warm and fruity aroma. Smooth and fresh palate with a smoked flavour with plums and raisins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2003
very dark brown with a good thick and creamy head. Deep roasted aroma with notes of coffeebeans, dark chocolate and almonds. Nice flavour and palate; dark coffee and chocolate with hints of dark dried fruit. Long, deep finish of coffee beans, smoke and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1152) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Very dark with light brown head. Nose of coffee. Very roasted flavor with hints of smoke nice clean finsih with a bite of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 Re-rate. Has a nice roasted aroma wih a medium yellow and tan head. Smells of maple and caramel. Tastes a little dry with a hint of sherry and brown sugar. Finishes like day old coffee that is very pleasant. This is an excellent full tasting porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Exceptional Porter! Aroma taunts with coffee and caramel with expresso tracings. Appearance is deep, dark and black. Flavor is what this beer is all about! Coffe, Toffee, and rich palate feel, just a joy to drink. I highly recommend this porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 i’ve liked this beer. now i finally got around to rate it. black with a tight tan head. it diminishes at a nice slow pace, becoming seemingly more rocky as it does. it finally leaves a nice frothy ring with great lacing. just a great aroma, sweet/slight chocolate and floral. same for taste, with malty roasted characteristics. has a nice slightly bitter/"hoppy" side. feels lightly cremey. good animation. excellent brew. great and subtle aftertaste. one rich, smooth porter. UPDATE 11/04/04 cremey and smooth, good bitter chocolate with coffee, and a nice hint of boutique with a drop of citrus fruit. downrated.

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