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RATINGS: 2921   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 (Rerate, prev 9-4-8-4-16) Almost black colored, brown head vanished quickly. Rich and roasted porter aroma, with notes of sweetness, fruitiness, berries and chocolate. Medium bodied, dry ending with lasting bitterness. Chocolate flavor with strong roasted coffee, aftertaste is very lasting with coffee, berries and sweetness. Maybe too sweet for my taste, still excellent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2004
Dark ruby, almost opaque black. Cloudy beautiful expresso head. Roasted and berry aroma. Medium-bodied, roasted, crisp and hoppy flavor. Aftertaste has soapy and sweet hoppyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Bottle. Black colour with light brown head. Aroma of malt, pineapple, licquorice. Quite roasted, maltyflavour with a hint of sourness. Aftertaste is a good balance between sweet and bitter. 6 4 7 4 15

Bottle, 5.6%. Sweet coffee aroma. The flavour also has sweet coffee notes. Fresh-ground coffee aftertaste. 6 3 6 3 16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Dark brown color with a thick and creamy tan head. Light sweet, chocolate malt aroma. Smooth and sweet aroma of chocolate, some roasted malts and a nice brown sugar middle with a slightly bitter coffee finish. Very nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Dark brown and a tan creamy head. Aroma was of chocolate malts, and slightly sweet. Flavor was smooth, and sweet, but not too sweet. This is a very nice porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2004
Big foamy head. Dark brown color. Faint sweet malty aroma. Nice soft mouthfeel. Spicy and a little alcoholic up front, fading to a roasty, brown sugar taste towards the end. Well crafted, I would love to have this off cask!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2004
Rich creamy off-white head. Sweed dark chocolate aroma. Bettery chewable and quite complex. Long and somewhat salty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Poured a dark black with a large brown head. Aromas and tates of carmamel and chocolate (stornger on the carmamel side). Very light coffee in the taste. Light bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Porterific. Portastic. Portacious. Porterior. Porterious. Portational. Porterb. Porterful and Portendous. A great example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2004
A Wonderful drink to have after trying their steam beer. It was thicker, darker, crisper, less carbonated, creamier and blessed with caramel sweet and coffee bitters. Beautiful!

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