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RATINGS: 3011   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2005
Can’t believe I haven’t touched this brew in years. What’s wrong with me!? Pitch black, thick tan creamy head. To me anyway, the nose was very Belgian like with buttery ripe dark fruits and sweet roasted chocolate leading the way. A great roasted malt flavor is intermingled nicely with the dark fruitiness, with the back end kicking in the Anchor hop bitterness. Just great balance. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, drying, bittersweet, dark fruit finish. Excellent session porter without a doubt...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2005
Pours black with a thick brown creamy head. Sweet chocolate flavour with hints of coffe. A little fruity taste too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAR 26, 2005
12oz bottle. Dark black color, opaque, nice brown head. Nice big aroma...chocolate, fig, coffee roasting, hops in the background and a good dose of fruity fermentation...a creamy, fruit laced chocolate flavor hits me...some toffee and subtle roastiness...smooth balanced finish, neither bitter or sweet. Nice complex porter and very approachable too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoomerSooner (17) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Opened it up and a plesant smell of bannanas hit me. Poured jet black. This stuff is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2005 Very dark with ruby fringes. Malty toffee date aroma, flavour is more of the same. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 This looks like a fancy coffee drink you would get at a coffee shop in an isolated town. The white head looks very creamy like Capuccino making the appearance very attractive. The aroma has a lot of banana in it mixed with chocolate, caramel and mocha and licorice. The malts have that recognizable Anchor malts which seem to work better in the bottle then on draft. The banana, chocolate and caramel trio come together very well resulting in a session beer/dessert beer. This was very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 bottle - 3/19/05 - The pour is pitch black. When it comes to smell, taste, and finish the overriding theme for me is chocolate, a little banana. I smell banana, caramel, chocolate...very nice. The taste is heavy chocolate, sweet, hint of banana. Finish is chocolaty. Very litte bitterness in aftertaste. Well balanced. I most definitely will drink this again...One of the best brews I’ve had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Nice packaging. Not bad taste or aftertaste. To be honest the first thing I tasted was metal.. Hopefully from the bottlecap. I would probably try something new versus purchasing this again, though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Bottle: As soon as i poped the top of this beer i could smell nothing but bannanas, and it only gets better from there. This beer is perfect. Great bannana chocolate taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2005
very dark ruby brown color, deep garnet at edges. very tall rocky and creamy tan head that cascades slowly. lots of sticky lacing that forms a cave-like wall. aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, slight smoke. flavor is roasted malty sweet. banana flavor!! medium mouthfeel, lively carbonation. slight hop and roasted malt bitter aftertaste.

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