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RATINGS: 2986   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (24495) - 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 (1993) - 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2005
Dark brown with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with notes of liquorice and nuts. Flavour of coffee and chocolate, with notes of liquorice, that ends up with a nice bitterness. One of the best porters I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2005
Pours black with thin tan head. Leaves decent lacing. Aromas of chocolate and molosses. Tastes like bitter chocolate. I was expecting more taste. Has a bitter, hoppy finish to it. Above average Porter for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2005
a very nice porter. very smooth and creamy with a great finish and a great look.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedBurn (11) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2005
Pours dark, almost black, with medium head that settles well. Smooth, almost chocolatey taste, full and dry. The finish is fairly bitter. Overall, a complex flavor that I truly enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 Almost completely black with medium tan head. Smells buttery, chocolately, with raisins and some other low key fruits. Very full mouthfeel. Tastes of bitter chocolate, some sort of fruityness, and coffee with a somewhat bitter finish. Taste lingers a while. I almost like this as much as Fuller’s Porter! Very complex and delicious, I like this a lot.

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