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RATINGS: 2986   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
whiskeyfairy (27) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Can definately notice a sweet chocolaty aroma. Nice dark brown/black color and not much head. Has a nice rich roasted flavor that lasts. Complex and pleasant taste. I want MORE!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gatsby15 (16) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Pours black, tan head. Aroma of toffee and chocolate and something I cannot quite place. Smooth mouthfeel, nice roasty flavour, finishes with a bit of bitterness. Good porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Bottle 2004. Pours dark with a moderately light head that disperses quickly w/ medium carbonation. Strong aroma of chocolate malts and pine needles. Taste is well balanced with a malty sweet nose and a slightly bitter finish. Very mellow porter that is very easy and enjoyable to drink. More roasted malts and hops could replace some of the water in this porter to fortify its flavor. Other than that this is definitely a classic American porter that is great all year long.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Pours creamy caramel and then settles into a near opaque, with a bit of crimson on the edge of glass. Appealing aroma of chocolate, raisans, dates and plums. A little mustiness is present as well. This porter hits all at once - roasty goodness is quickly followed by a short metallic aftertaste. Almost sour. I’m now checking the code on bottle and realize this was bottled over 8 months ago. I really freaking hate my liquor store. Will re-rate when I can get fresher.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Now maybe I’m comparing this to Bully Porter but, this was just not good. It had a black appearance and a sweet chocalate smell but, that was the end; and so it will be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Pours a nice black. Nose comes off with a sweet chocolate with a mix of plums. A bit bitter in taste, mixing malt and bitter chocolate... I think there was even a hint of sour cherry. A decent porter.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3042) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
Drink on tap Aroma:small torefaction Appearance:Black small head Flavor:Chocolate and cofee,torefaction.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 Pours deep brown/red. Masive head. Really nice billowing effect. Had to hold of on the pour. Amazing aroma. Just wonderfull; sweet, molases, touch of carmel. This is a remarkable porter. Great mouthfeel not to thick and stoutlike but not watery. Almost a roasted almond, nutty flavor. Complex and well blended. Slight medicinal aftertaste. Pretty bitter finish but well balenced by the syrupy nutty flavor proflile. This is outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2005
poured a dark ruby color with a thin head. has a hoppy fruit aroma. Tastes of roasted malt with a sweetness to it. Very smooth enjoyable porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2785) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Almost black in color with a quickly subsiding tan head. Coffee, chocolate, toffee smells jump out of this. Nice and chewy with taste of chocolate malt but enough hops to keep the bargain. A typical porter to me, but I expect alot of this style.


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