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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Not as sharp as Sierra Nevada's Porter, more mild. Beefy aroma and flavor, dry finish. Not a fan of porter but this is acceptable. Just has that dry finish that I don't care for, seems like just some roasted malt, some hops, and that's it, the show is over too fast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 The quintessential porter. Great smoke and coffee notes with a nice subtle sour counter-balance and a body that is smooth as silk. A staple beer for me, particularly during the winter months. Every sip tastes better than the previous one. Lovely on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
A beautiful, rich porter with a creamy head, excellent roasted malt flavours and a rich fruity hoopy finish. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Smells and looks amazing, along with tastes very good too! First couple sips and you are hooked. Great smoked taste and wonderfully hoppy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2003
Really good. Reminds me of Aventinus quite a bit. After the first couple sips, I put it in the fridge to get it colder, and it just doesn't taste as good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2006 Creamy light-cocoa colored head, viscous dark body with ruby-brown highlights. Wonderful chocolatey aromas with a little raisin, over-ripe fruit. Smooth, sweet, roasty, and slightly bitter. Bitterness lingers, but does little to dry out the body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2003
Almost black colour. Mature cheesy aroma. Some initial smokyness (bacon) in the flavour. The finish is hoppy, bitter and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Perdue46 (68) - USA - MAY 11, 2003
This beer was slightly above average. I did not think it tasted like a stout as much as some of the other raters. Good finish to the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Reminds me more of a stout. Very candy like and sweet. Smooth with a bitter finish, hoppy bitter nose. Excellent...above par.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2003
dark black color, hoppy aroma; nice head with everlasting lacing; taste of dates with creamy texture. Very nice. Shared a warm six pack with an ecletic few in the wee hours of the first spring morning after a slight rain fall. we all agreed: very nice, very nice indeed.

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