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RATINGS: 2994   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
San Franciscoís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Poured a very dark brown with a reddish tint when held to light. Thin tan head. Aroma was lightly roasted with a touch of piney hops. Flavors of roasted malt (but not as roasty as some other brands tried this tasting) fruity and mildly hoppy. Medium bodied with a clean smooth finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2005
What a pleasant surprise this porter was. Excellent flavor, hops are present but not overbearing. Very good and highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 impressive compared to an Anchor Steam. Flavor was just right to my taste not overbearing roasty and yet still substantial. Finish is smooth. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Not a bad porter. Dark brown, not black. Smoothened out roastiness and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Really like this beer. Poured dark brown with just a hint of red. Head was near perfect dark tan. Couldnít identify the aroma, but red licorice came to mind. Flavor is smooth with a strong smoke finish. Only slightly acetic (which I like).Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Pours dark brown with a very little amount of tanhead that dissapears very quickly leaving almost no lacing. Aroma is of moderate hops and bread with a light hoppy smell. Flavor is intially sweet and bitter with the aftertaste being the same with the sweet dominating the aftertaste. Body is light to medium with a soft amount of carbonation. An unpleasent bitter flavor arose as the beer progressed that I disliked but the beer got slightly better towards the end. Iím not as big a fan of this beer as most people seem to be but oh well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2005
My wifeís brothers scored again. This poured thick and black, with tan head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate and a bit Smokey. Sweet and dry and balanced by bitter. Finished smooth and dry. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle. Dark black with foamy brown head. Aroma had dark chocolate and a bit of licorice. Taste is nice and malty with chocolate. Finishes dry and bitter. Excellent beer. I will bump up itís overall rating because itís very cheep and I can find it anywhere.

   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!!!

   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.

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