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RATINGS: 3019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2005
Pours dark brown with a very little amount of tanhead that dissapears very quickly leaving almost no lacing. Aroma is of moderate hops and bread with a light hoppy smell. Flavor is intially sweet and bitter with the aftertaste being the same with the sweet dominating the aftertaste. Body is light to medium with a soft amount of carbonation. An unpleasent bitter flavor arose as the beer progressed that I disliked but the beer got slightly better towards the end. Iím not as big a fan of this beer as most people seem to be but oh well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2005
My wifeís brothers scored again. This poured thick and black, with tan head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate and a bit Smokey. Sweet and dry and balanced by bitter. Finished smooth and dry. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle. Dark black with foamy brown head. Aroma had dark chocolate and a bit of licorice. Taste is nice and malty with chocolate. Finishes dry and bitter. Excellent beer. I will bump up itís overall rating because itís very cheep and I can find it anywhere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
whiskeyfairy (27) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Can definately notice a sweet chocolaty aroma. Nice dark brown/black color and not much head. Has a nice rich roasted flavor that lasts. Complex and pleasant taste. I want MORE!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gatsby15 (16) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Pours black, tan head. Aroma of toffee and chocolate and something I cannot quite place. Smooth mouthfeel, nice roasty flavour, finishes with a bit of bitterness. Good porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Bottle 2004. Pours dark with a moderately light head that disperses quickly w/ medium carbonation. Strong aroma of chocolate malts and pine needles. Taste is well balanced with a malty sweet nose and a slightly bitter finish. Very mellow porter that is very easy and enjoyable to drink. More roasted malts and hops could replace some of the water in this porter to fortify its flavor. Other than that this is definitely a classic American porter that is great all year long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Pours creamy caramel and then settles into a near opaque, with a bit of crimson on the edge of glass. Appealing aroma of chocolate, raisans, dates and plums. A little mustiness is present as well. This porter hits all at once - roasty goodness is quickly followed by a short metallic aftertaste. Almost sour. Iím now checking the code on bottle and realize this was bottled over 8 months ago. I really freaking hate my liquor store. Will re-rate when I can get fresher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Now maybe Iím comparing this to Bully Porter but, this was just not good. It had a black appearance and a sweet chocalate smell but, that was the end; and so it will be.

   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 (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2005
Drink on tap Aroma:small torefaction Appearance:Black small head Flavor:Chocolate and cofee,torefaction.

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