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RATINGS: 2922   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2005 i loved this beer, very dark with some rubis reflection with a small creamy head and smell like mocha and hops. The taste is great and robust for a porter, rosted, mocha and creamy, one of the best porter i ever tasted. Une très bonne Porter, très opaque, avec quelques reflets rubis a peine perceptible, par contre sa mousse de couleur moka est légère, mais crèmeuse. Au goût, elle est onctueuse, bonne amertume, le grain grillé et sa saveur de moka est prédominante et elle est assez gazeuse. Je la reccomande fortement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Poured black with a brown head. Aroma of malt. Also tastes of malt, with notes of chocolate and coffee. Much richer and thicker than mosts porters

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Slight rerate based on a 6-pack purchased months after first review... Pours dark with medium viscosity, and I could smell it even as I poured. Big head - about 3/4". Smells great - coffee like, bitter, malty, nutty and oats. Great sensation when it hits the tongue - smooth, with a bitter-sweet bite. Full bodied. Heavy duty lacing - looks like a snow storm. A good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2005
Black, nice brown head. Aroma from chocolate, cream, coffe and some nutty tones. Flavor brings viol, licorice, cocoa and coffee. Some bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Bottle. Very dark brown with a nice tan head. Fades to a simple ring with mild lacing. Sweet strong coffee and chocolate aroma with a little bit of fruitiness. Flavors of bitter chocolate and coffee and dark fruits, all burnt to a mild smokiness. Incredible. A slight sweetness lingers through all the way to the finish. Moderate carbonation and a substantial mouthfeel. The flavor lingers like an espresso chewing tobacco is lodged in your gums. Can be found almost everywhere, and is better than any other porter in most stores. Don’t pass it up.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dpmeersman (13) - Rochdale, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Nice aroma and well rounded head give way to a complex tase of bitter chocolate, mocha. One of my favorite porters.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodfieldnohit (9) - Canadian, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2004 does not count
I had never had a porter before this....definitely liked this one. Very dark color. Combines my 3 favorites, chocolate, coffee, and beer. Highly recommended

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 27, 2004
the first thing i noticed after the pour was a bit of banana in the aroma,and thats a bit strange for a porter.as far as the body and head goes they were right on point.the first tip of the pint glass to my mouth gave me flavors of sweet malts,smoke,some b.b.q.,and a dash of hops.pretty good stuff although im a bit perplexed by the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2004
bottle. sweet candyish aroma. black body with a small mocha head that quickly dies off. very sweet flavour as opposed to the very dry Sierra Nevada. this is a very rich and robust porter. long lingering bitter finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Not bad at all. The taste is on the light side but good enough to feel the smoked taste. Some hints of chocolate and hops gives it a decent aftertaste.

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