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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2003
First porter. Looks and smells like stout. Taste is like stout but a little milder. Very good overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2452) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2003
Big, tight, dirty brown head with a lotto sticky brown laceing.Dark ass porter, opaque.Malty sweet nose.Med/full body.Slick mouthfeel. Sweet malty flavors some grassiness? and roasted malt flavors show themselves in the finish. A little more hop, please.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2003
Bottled. Very dark brown, possibly black. Low on the gas with lovely roasted malt and deep burnt caramel aromas. Juicy feel to it with sweet porter finish. Yummm. My only complaint is the bottles size, its far to small.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2003
Almost black. Very nice aroma with chocolate and perhaps plums? Flavour is initially slightly sweet with roasted malts. Finish is long and nicely bitter. A great porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2003
I realized, after tasting another Anchor Porter tonight, that this beer reminds me quite a bit of Mackeson XXX Stout. Its smooth, relatively thin body is dominated by complex malts. If you like sweet porters, you will like Anchor (I also recommend Arcadia London Porter). This is one of my favorite porters, a beer to be reckoned with (for all who dare challenge its rank).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2003
Dark roasted coffee porter. Destinctly bitter flavor. flavors nicely blended and compliment each other well. Thumbs up!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2191) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2003
Very nice aroma; sweet with strong roasted malt and some berries. Opaque body with a large, tan, creamy, rocky head. Roasted malt flavor; not too strong but smooth. Very good but not exceptional like the Liberty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nshack (13) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2003
Wow, this is a very well done beer. It had everything that I would look for in a Porter. Smooth roastiness, bitter, burnt , malty, carmel, and a tad fruity. It is a delicious beer. I didn't want to get to the end of the glass. I will say that this beer demonstrates what's right with Anchor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2003
Has a very dark brown color with moderate carbonation and a creamy roasted malt smell. Taste, when you get throught the thick head, is very roasted and finishes with just the right amount of bitterness. Overall a very good porter from my favorite city...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2853) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2003 Deep brown - almost black - with a small chocolate milk head. Roasty aroma that smells like a chocolate malted with a shot of espresso. Nice mouthfeel, not as thin as many porters, but not as chewy as a stout. Well balanced flavour of sweet malt and bitter hops, with a dry licorice finish. A really fine porter.

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