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RATINGS: 2981   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Pours a nice black. Nose comes off with a sweet chocolate with a mix of plums. A bit bitter in taste, mixing malt and bitter chocolate... I think there was even a hint of sour cherry. A decent porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3027) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
Drink on tap Aroma:small torefaction Appearance:Black small head Flavor:Chocolate and cofee,torefaction.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2005 Pours deep brown/red. Masive head. Really nice billowing effect. Had to hold of on the pour. Amazing aroma. Just wonderfull; sweet, molases, touch of carmel. This is a remarkable porter. Great mouthfeel not to thick and stoutlike but not watery. Almost a roasted almond, nutty flavor. Complex and well blended. Slight medicinal aftertaste. Pretty bitter finish but well balenced by the syrupy nutty flavor proflile. This is outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2005
poured a dark ruby color with a thin head. has a hoppy fruit aroma. Tastes of roasted malt with a sweetness to it. Very smooth enjoyable porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2755) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Almost black in color with a quickly subsiding tan head. Coffee, chocolate, toffee smells jump out of this. Nice and chewy with taste of chocolate malt but enough hops to keep the bargain. A typical porter to me, but I expect alot of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Bottle: Light chocolate aroma is a little weak. Pours a brownish-red with a nice tan head. Light chocolate up front with a sweet roasted coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrat (1323) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
Bottle.Almost black in colour,small head,alot of fruit and roasted flavours coming through,thin tasting,nothing special for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4258) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 Bottle, at No. 5. Earlier 3.1 for: Draught, at Rover. Black with a taste of burnt malt and licorice. Nice bitterness. Draught, oily and flat.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Poured black with a nice frothy chocolate head and thick lacing on my Chimay glass! Very light malty aroma, almost nonexistent Medium body, chocolate and coffee flavor with a nice roasty, slightly bitter finish. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2005 i loved this beer, very dark with some rubis reflection with a small creamy head and smell like mocha and hops. The taste is great and robust for a porter, rosted, mocha and creamy, one of the best porter i ever tasted. Une très bonne Porter, très opaque, avec quelques reflets rubis a peine perceptible, par contre sa mousse de couleur moka est légère, mais crèmeuse. Au goût, elle est onctueuse, bonne amertume, le grain grillé et sa saveur de moka est prédominante et elle est assez gazeuse. Je la reccomande fortement.

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