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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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a near black light has trouble penetrating with small amount of light caramel colored head that dissipates to near nothing. Aroma is of hops, molasses sweetness. Flavor is of medium hops that is smooth with malt that ends very dryly. Sampled at 73 degrees Fahrenheit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2003
I had this a long time ago, I now I'm getting around to having it again and rating it. Dark colored almost black, pours with a moderate head. Aroma of chocolate and roast flavors, flavor is chocolate and malt. Mouthfeel is creamy and thick. Moderately sweet finish, Excellent and Classic Porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Bottled. Code=3FK. Pours with a thick, rocky, long lasting head, that left a lot of lacing behind. My first sample was too cold and the aromas and taste were subdued. The warmer beer had more pronounced flavors, which I knew it would. It had a roasted malt/coffee. The taste was of roasted coffee with a dry hoppy finish. I felt this beer was slightly over carbonated. I didn't like this beer as much as other Anchor beers or as well as other porters. It wasn't bad, but not one of the top one I've ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2003
Deep, nearly opaque ruby body and a chunky tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolate. Flavor of the same, also some coffee or mocha. Creamy palate. Why I waited so long to try this, I'll never know.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2004 Poured an opaque brown. Nice sweet, roasted aroma. Semi-sweet and chocolatey in taste, smooth roasted aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2003
A very rich, sweet aroma with a full solid head. Pours a beautiful dark brown black color. Has a sweet flavor that is almost too much at times, and at a hefty price 9.99 a six-pack, will probably not be a repeat purchase. Nevertheless, it still an excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Poured dark brown, not quite opaque, with a medium sized tan head. Aroma was chocolate with roasted malts. Bitter dark chocolate with roasted aftertaste. a very good porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2003
This beer begins surprisingly modest, slightly roasty and a touch sweet. But as it warms the beer takes on a wonderful cedary quality that is backed by an intensely roasted espresso malt that is almost rauchbier in character. Despite these very strong flavors, the beer maintains its wonderfully well rounded nature throughout all temperature changes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2363) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2003
Almost black in colour. Aroma was of sweet chocolate, slight grains and malt. Flavour was sweet with some chocolate and a little roasty. Finishes sweet with a clean medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Sweet aroma with a slight maltiness to it. Offers a robust chocolaty roasted flavor and finishes with a nice toastiness. Very delicious.

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