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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
A very nice porter. Deep dark brown, light brown/tan head. Smoky malt aroma, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Similar flavor, coffee is more pronounced than in the aroma. Nice body, bitter finish. Good stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Dark brown in color with a light brown frothy head. Aroma is lightly sweet, malt, grains and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malt,chocolate and rich. Slightly bitter finish. excellent

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 (draught) Rich black color with tan head. Roast aroma. Full bodied beer with hints of coffee and dark fruits. Nicely balanced between the hops and malt. Not as "smokey" as a lot of porters--I'd call this a stout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 14, 2003
An amazing beer, plain and simple. Tastes of roasted coffee beans, mild plums and sugar. Awesome dark tan head. Very tight carbonation giving this beer a velvety mouthfeel. Smooth as silk. Little hops. A similar sweetness comparable to an oatmeal stout shines at the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Roasted, malty chocolate nose. Pours nice and dark, good head with minimal lacing. Malty at first, finishes with some nice hop bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
A sharp odor, a dark brown color barely translucent. a sharp flavor with appreciated bitterness. A bit syrupy. The flavor is very complex with a deep palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Big chocolate soda like head, chocolately carmel aroma, dark chocolate first taste,creamy mouth feel at firstbut then it seemed to get a little thin, no lousy aftertaste like you get with some porters, good stuff, will buy again

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerSlacker (34) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2003
Opaque, dark brown hue. Tan, creamy head with good retention. Caramel nose leads to nutty body with cherry notes. Dry finish. Outstanding beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2004 Has the smell of delacate fruits that are in the taste in the front. Finishes with a considerably burnt malt flavor. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UNCCTF (488) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2003
The aroma is, as my roommate put it, "dark chocolate to the tenth power." And I would have to agree about the flavor as well. Pure black, tan head, great full-bodied taste. A great offering.


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