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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Good looking porter, dark with a thick creamy head. Aroma is sweet and malty with subtle notes of coffee. Medium bodied and crisp with a slightly dry finish. Flavor is sweet roasted malt all the way. This is one of the better porters I've come across recently. Not as fine as the Fullers but a good choice just the same.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Wow, this is a great beer and one of the best porters I've had. Aroma is good, but a little weak. Appearance is great; very dark reddish brown and tan head that has good lacing. Smoother than Samuel Smith's Tadcaster, but still has a decent body. As straight lined porter as you can find, but still solid for the most part.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sassy (217) - Mullet Capital of the World, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2003
I love porters, and this is the best available to me -- velvety, chocolatey, malty, and gets better as it warms. Mmmmm

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Very dark, with tan colored head and nice lacing. Nose of roasted malt and raisins. Slightly smokey, strong coffee and dark chocolate flavors and the finish is long, warm and balanced. This style I prefer in the wintertime. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2003
I could just look at this beer all day and be happy. The best thing... the head would probably still be there when I finally drank it. Great porter taste, dry chocolate-coffee... did I mention it looks great? Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2003
My first taste of porter many years ago. Then as now I am impressed with the full body and coffee/malt finish. Good hop presence and a great dry finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2078) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2003
this beer had a lasting head all the way to the finish. i am a huge fan of all anchors, and this is wonderful dark beer. very few can compare.

3.3
   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.

4.1
   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.

4.1
   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.


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