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RATINGS: 2919   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RobBestwick (702) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2003
strong malty aroma, dark and opaque hue, no head or lacing, little carbonation, malts, hops present in a complex flavour, full bodied, hints of coffee in aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2003
This was a very good porter! Nice rich black color with creamy head, deep somewhat coffee flavor, and a little hoppy. I enjoyed this porter very much.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Dark brown/ruby body. Thin tan head. No lacing.
Heavy clove in the aroma mixed with roasted coffee aromas.
Thin, papery body with a very unpleasent bitter bite. Chocolate is there too but thin. I have 'lots of Saaz' in my notes. I'm assuming this beer was very stressed before it got to my hands.
Very chalky mouthfeel but it hits the mark for carbonation.
Definite re-rate due to old beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Good color, good amount of head. Awsome taste. Very tastey. Creamy and smooth. Perfect amount of sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ensoniq (7) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 29, 2003 does not count
Very creamy and malty porter, defintly on the list as one of my favs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2003
1/28/03: bottle. nice, thick, creamy tan head accompanied by a deep dark brown colored body. good amount of lacing. sweet malt nose. roasted, hoppy and some sweetness at the end. some coffee hints also noted. nice smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Just as good as Anchor Steam! The taste was kind of like those malt balls you get at the movie theatre. Very creamy and frothy. Very yummy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2003
Dark brown to near black color with a tall tan head that leaves rings as you partake. Mildly sweet mocha and grainy aroma. Creamy feel with a light carbonation tingle. Light bittersweet flavors. Mild malt acidity in the finish. A porter that you could chew on all night, I might!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
For all the reputation of being a steamed beer this was extremely bland for a porter. I could not smell or taste any of the chocolate/coffee/roasted flavors that are to be expected of a porter. This was essentially a dark water. The west coast bias is influencing the rating of this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Smell and taste are sweet but not too sweet. Rich, creamy, and delicious beer.

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