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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2003
sort of off, coffee aroma. a bit sweet smelling. a lil bubbly, slight head that disappears. it ain't no carnegie or fullers, but it's a helluva lot cheaper. smoky coffee sweetness, but not much presence in the mouth. i enjoyed this enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Mild aroma of coffee and malt. Black with a small head. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, smoke. Medium to full bodied. good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 2, 2003
A fantastic beer! Probably, to this point in time, my most favorite Porter. Its coloring is a deep, rustic brown and it pours with a brown, firm, leathery head. A sweet aroma that reminds me of toffee coated oat bran. Upon sipping it starts out with sweet and tobacco-like and finishes off with a smooth textured coffee taste. A complex, but thoroughly satisfying example of an American microbrewed Porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Pours opaque with tall brown frothy head. Leaves nice lacing. Aroma is roasted and smoky with coffee, chocolate, cocoa. Very little carbonation. Smooth creamy mouth feel. Quick finish, no bitter aftertaste. Very nice. A little hops come through after the roasted flavor. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
Initial strong smell of coffee, dark chocolate, and black licorice. Poured with no head, but it had a nice black tone to the body. Very thin for a porter but still packs a nice punch of coffee and a strong burnt roasted flavor. As it warms, a licorice aftertaste becomes apparent. Very Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Dark amber color, almost black, with a very nice brownish head. Aroma is cocoa. Flavor is coffee and cocoa, with some chocolate and a touch of toffee. Turns into a somewhat sour and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2003 Pours with a deep, dark ruby body and a big, creamy, cappuccino head. The foamy head leaves some thick lacing as it slowly dissipates into a nice thin, appetizing layer. This is a bitter beer to say the least and should not be undertaken unless you're looking for a kick in the mouth. Strong flavors of burnt coffee, smoke, and roasted malt mix together to create one amazing gustatory experience. While I can't say that I am 100% in love I would definately enjoy a glass of Anchor Porter accompanied by a good cigar. (Added a week later) Over the past few days I have developed a taste for this beer. I also think it makes a great Black & Tan when mixed with some light homebrew. I am impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Nice dark chocolate and coffee flavor. A very ordinary porter. However it is good. Nice smokey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Good roasted aroma. A lot of roasted malt in this one...finishes quite dry. A little thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (5745) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
Bottled. Black with some head. Sweet, warm and fruity aroma. Smooth and fresh palate with a smoked flavour with plums and raisins.

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