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RATINGS: 2952   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2004
Very dark reddish brown, with thick brown head. Sweet molasses and toffee on the nose. Malty sweet, w/cherry, molasses, and soft mouthfeel as chocolate notes linger on the slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2012 Bottled. Black beer with a nice off-white head which is fairly long lasting. The aroma is bitter chocloate, and the taste is also domnated by chocolate, almost to be point of being overpowering. A nice drink but needs some balancing.Score 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.8 and 3.7. Average unaltered

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2004 This beer has a coffee taste with a hint of chocolate. Very thick and full-bodied. Leaves a thick aftertaste in your mouth. Tastes like a cross between Dark Side Vanilla Porter and Sam Adamís Double Bock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUN 14, 2004
Looks like any other porter, but the taste is far better than the average porter. Rich and creamy with almost a butterscotch taste to it. A slight chocolate flavor makes this beer good stuff. One of the best porters Iíve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Dark, espresso, chocolate..roasted. Distinct hit. Dark color. Wonderful Porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2482) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Nice frothy tan head which is nice and creamy on top. Great aroma with roasted malts, molasses, chocolate and even a bit of dough. Color is a deep, dark brown. Flavor is soft and rich with delicious roasted malts, a touch of caramel, some dark chocolate and a hint of hops. Finish is a littel dry but creamy and smooth. A very good porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 4, 2004
Very nice and dark, a lasting brownish head. Molasses, malt a few hops. Easy to drink, smooth mouthfeel with a nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
screigh (559) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Poured a deep brown typical porter color with a small brown head. No lacing but a very slight head remained throught the glass. Slight roasted malt flavor. This seems like a run of the mill typical porter. Nothing outstanding here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2004
Nice roasted malty aroma over a dark dark color with the lightest brown around the edges of the glass. Light carbonation and smooth mouthfeel with a slightly chalky roasted flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2004
I wish i could say more about this beer but it seems rather "flat" to me. What you taste initially is what you taste in the end. No highs or lows. Almost perfectly PH blanced. Iím most impressed by the smokey aftertaste. Mesquite? BBQ?...I just keep thinking I want to throw a steak on the grill! Soy sauce! When this beer warms up...soy/teriaki sauce is all i can think of. Itís positive. Pair this with a steak on the grill....perfect!

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