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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Fantastic Porter. Quite dark, barely lets light through a pint glass. Long lasting head. Nutbread aroma with a slight sourness. Full bodied. Rich malty flavor, balanced sweetness, well bittered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle, 35,5 cl) All the Anchor beers wakes up good memories from my US road trips back in the 90es. Oh sweet innocence... Tar-like blackness with a slightly creamy, brownish head. No extra added fermentables or carbon dioxide. Fat and powerful, sweet almost port-like with a dry hoppiness on the palate. Very interesting Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Really attractive beer. Black with a rich creamy head. Great aroma of nuts and caramel roasted malt. Smooth roasted malt and hop finish. Great and complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13469) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Bottle. Poured black with medium tan head. Aroma was full with malt, hops and sweet. Flavor was full bodied with same tones as aroma and smooth rich texture. The finish was not as full as other porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 12, 2005
This to me is the quintessential American porter. Big chocalate malts with some dark fruit, Mocha and toffee. Absolutely no malt astringency, Clean as a whistle mouthfeel very velvety and round. Great beginning, middle and end. smooth as glass finish. Very pleasing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Aroma: Weak. Hard to distinguish anything. (Bar caused?) Appearance: Thin, non-existent head. Dark black color. Palate: thick mouthfeel, a little dry. Flavor: almost like a typical porter + anchor steam mixed together. Complex vanilla and roasted nut malt. Overall, I gave this a good score because it tasted good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 6, 2005
The bottle poured a thick black liquid with a small, tan, creamy head that became thin after a time and lasted quite long leaving nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is of sweet fruit - banana and cherry, I believe. The initial flavor was of sweet fruit, malt, and dark roasted nuts. There was a brief bitter middle that matured to a nice alcohol warmth that lasted for a long time. The texture was smooth as velvet. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Mmmmm... a nice and lovely porter with plenty of body and kick to keep you interested. Nice coffee and caramel tones make this one a good choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Pours a thick, dark black with a touch of ruby. Thin, tan head with good lacing. Nose is all malt. Taste of sweet, dark malt, grain, a bit of raisin and a hint of licorice and hoppy bitterness. Palate is well-balanced and complex with a body that’s neither too heavy, nor too thin. Feels just right around the mouth. Quite good. Would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Zis ist ein gut Englander style porter. Black malt be biting my tongue unt ze hops are plenty too. Beautiful head zat lasts unt gut lacink. Like mein zailor bud zays, "Let’s weigh ze Anchor!"
Earlier Rating: 2/26/2005 Total Score: 4.2
A beautiful beer, thick tan colored head that lasts and lasts, rich mouthfeel with a taste of roast barley and black malt, generous hopping balances out this beer which finishes a bit hoppy.

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