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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2004
Black color, light sweet coffee aroma and smooth taste, medium body, light sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3048) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2004
BottlePours a very dark brown, with a modest head that fades to nothing fairy quickly. Very light lacing as well. Aroma is a nice dark rasted grain, some licorice and purple graps as well. The flavor is...well...is not there. Some smokey chared taste, with a touch or molassas and malt, but it is very faint. most of it is after a breath or two passes over the tounge. It is smooth, creamy and a bit heavy and rich. Just lacks any real bold flavor. A little of that smokey, char-coal aftertaste and very little hops haning around. Good but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Fairly small head poured to a very dark brown almost black color. No hop flavor yet malts are definatly present. Very strong yet smooth and finishes with a sweet wheat like flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Sweet, roasted malt aromas. Very dark pour, medium tan head. Excellent malt(s) mixed with hops. A good blend, but more dominated by the malt. Heavy and creamy on the palate. Another great brew for a cool night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Dark brown almost black...smells of coffee...tastes of burnt coffee then just bitter...finishes very smooth and softly...definately a more complex porter of your widely available porters...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (1107) - USA - AUG 4, 2004
Dark roasted taste. Thick coffee aroma and taste. Fairly bitter up front with malt backing it up. Excellent taste, still one of the best porters Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2004
average viscosity for a porter, I donít find it at all thin for the style. Too me tastes like a hopped up brown ale, a nice nutty maltiness and a not meek hop finish. Reminds me actually of Sam Smiths lighter stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Bottle (355ml). Dark colour, almost black. Nice rich flavour, coffee and dates (I think). Will have this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 This porter was excellent. Black bodied with a rich, thick chocolate head that settled like the islands in a rootbeer float. A rounded malt chocolate presence greeted my nose as well as some alchol and hops. Nose is full of ripe fruits, dates, raisins and definitely prunes. The flavor was a bit robust and sharp malt with chocolate and alcohol appearing again to add an imperial stout like dimension. A fine, well-balanced porter that is good to have within armís reach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Good porter, but this is much much thinner in body than the (few) other porters Iíve had, so much so that it surprised me. Although it was tasty I prefer something thicker and stickier like Bellís.

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