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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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Big chocolate soda like head, chocolately carmel aroma, dark chocolate first taste,creamy mouth feel at firstbut then it seemed to get a little thin, no lousy aftertaste like you get with some porters, good stuff, will buy again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2003
Opaque, dark brown hue. Tan, creamy head with good retention. Caramel nose leads to nutty body with cherry notes. Dry finish. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2004 Has the smell of delacate fruits that are in the taste in the front. Finishes with a considerably burnt malt flavor. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2003
The aroma is, as my roommate put it, "dark chocolate to the tenth power." And I would have to agree about the flavor as well. Pure black, tan head, great full-bodied taste. A great offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2003
Pours black, but not too dark, with a small creamy head. Aroma is of black malt and a small hint of hops. Has a subtle chocolate malt flavor with an aftertaste of chocolate or black malt. I guess you can say there is a strange bitterness frm the dark malts. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot going on in this beer and I found it seems to be very overrated IMO. It seems like a Robust Porter that is missing something, maybe body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaBeer1972 (1279) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2003
A very heavy tasting porter. Not as smooth as It could be, in my mind. Nice deep malty flavor, but something is funny here. Can't quite pin it down. Smells and tastes like it's an 7% or 8% beer rather than a mere 5.6% beer. Not the best porter I've ever had...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Pours black with a tannish head and nice lacing. Nose is of roast malts and some chocolates, small fruit. Flavor has roast malts with some coffee. Creamy finish. Nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Sweet and hoppy in almost equal parts, a strange combination. Seems too acidic on first taste and not as smooth as some other porters I've tried. Was disappointed with the mouthfeel but its still a satisfying brew and I'd definitely drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Dark brown color. A lively malty aroma. Pours a rich creamy white head. Medium bodied, fairly full flavored. Very mild in the aftertaste. A very good quaffable beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a near black light has trouble penetrating with small amount of light caramel colored head that dissipates to near nothing. Aroma is of hops, molasses sweetness. Flavor is of medium hops that is smooth with malt that ends very dryly. Sampled at 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

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