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RATINGS: 2994   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11196) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Great Brew! Fairly thick creamy head, slight tofee aroma and taste. The hops give it the perfect balance, neutralizing the caramel aftertaste. I would never believe anything this creamy would have a crisp finish. It def. convinced me to try more anchor brews...good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - SEP 11, 2004
All I can say is WOW! Best porter I ever drank, beats yuengling’s and stegmaier’s by a bit. Nice caramel and hops aroma, opaque black color, flavor rich in caramel, coffee, with a nice hint of hops, but more dominated by malt. Amazing brew, and better than the Anchor Steam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Wow...this beer just smells of Treacle Toffee!!!! When pored its a beautiful rich,almost black beer with a georgeous bonfire,sweet toffee taste....The aftertaste is like roasted peanuts and again malted sweet flavour.... I love this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Poured a great dark ruby tone with a small tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, very very smokey. It is one of the most appealing aromas I have yet encountered. The flavor was slightly sweet and very dry. I love this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Nice and dark with a wicked huge head of deep brown. Exactly how a porter should smell, but not too strong. Was hoping for a more fragrant pour. Very sweet and sticky going down. First sip tasted watered down for some reason, but this only gets better with eveyr sip. Roasted nuts, chocolate and bits of caramel hit you and stay pretty well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 Draft at Enken, Copenhagen. Rich chocolate/coffee porter. Intense, long-lasting flavor that just refuses to let go. Had two pints, the first of which somehow reminded me of a divine frappucino. An outstanding porter and a personal favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Pours very dark brown with a light brown head that lasts an average amount of time. Aroma is roasty, though not necessarily distinguishable from other porters. Initial taste is slightly sweet with hints of molasses and caramel. The finish is dry and quite bitter. The body feels pretty full, but I personally would enjoy a little more carbonation. Sits rather heavy and is not as refreshing as other brews, namely Fuller’s London Porter. However, definitely an above-average drink.

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