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RATINGS: 3016   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Darker than expected, black, opaque with a thin, tan head that darkens to brown at the edges. Licorice aroma up front with chocolate, black malt, cola, milk and moroccan spice (WOW). Flavor is espresso, sweet caramel, chocolate, charcoal, some bubblegum with a subtle but long bitterness that trails into a long, warm, winey finish. Very inviting, complex but drinkable dark ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2005
Very roasty tasting. Loots of chocolate and malt in the aroma. nice creamyflavor and palate. hints of vanilla bean and a lot of chocolate and malts. A LOT of butterscotch in the flavor too. definitely a good purchase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - JUN 25, 2005
This is a really good beer that I’ve waited too long to try. ITs a porter but is really kind of half porter half stout in my mind. Nice and datk with lots of roastiness and very full bodied. I would highly reccomend this porter to anyones

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Pours a deep deep brown with a nice tan head. Flavor and aroma is both malty is chocolaty. Very nice brew. One that I will be consuming in the near future.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Pleasant malt smell, taste is nice and balanced. Highly reccomended. Will do again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2005
Black with nice tan head. The nose is full of roasty coffee notes, while the taste has a roasty bitterness from the dark malts, nicely balanced with a chocolaty sweetness. Strong coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2005
Pours black with a small brown head. Nice malty aroma, feels very nice in the mouth, quite roasty and a little earthy. Great hop flavours, not too intense. Its a good porter, but not all I had hoped for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 17, 2005
Pleasant malt aroma and dark color. Nicely hopped and roasted malt taste. Quite pleasing to the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2005
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 April, FRIDAY THE 13TH!!!! 2007!- Re-Rate. <P> Aroma is stewed raisins, cocoa, chocolate and black licorice. Huge fluffy mocha colored head. Very frothy and lasting. Black body. This beer is just damn close to perfect. Black licorice, cocoa, anise, roast malt and a deceptive alcohol kick. It’s just farking awesome. That is all there is to it. <P> August 21 2006 re-comment <P> Still a freaking benchmark for the style though this time it seemed to have more raisin notes to it. It’s still the freaking bomb as porter goes and it is still pushing the boundaries of the style after all this time. <P> June 12 2006 re-rate <P> Aroma is rich chocolate, brown sugar, raisin and maple syrup. Body is black and holds a slowly diminishing, two finger thick mocha head. Fore is stewed raisins, maple syrup, burnt malts and burnt bitterness. Has a baltic porter feel to it flavor wise. Mouthfeel is perfect for the style. Finishes like a liquid blast of rum raisin bread and chocolate tinged coffee. <P> original rating was 4.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Very nice and quite unique. Lots of deeply roasted caramel malt flavor along with raisins, chocolate, and coffee. I agree with those that think its more like a stout than a porter. It has a nice sweet aroma and bittersweet chocolate finish as well.

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