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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2002
This is one great beer for dark beer lovers. It has a very nice texture and the finish is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sambone99 (1) - USA - MAR 23, 2002 does not count
This is a very drinkable beer. I was very impressed with the variety of flavors, and the deep, dark opaque look. The tastes ranged from roasted raisuns/plums to coffee and maple syrup. I was most impressed by the overall smoothness and silky texture. I would reccomend this one to any dark beer lover.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2002
Wow – this is one helluva brew. Beautiful rich ruby black hue – almost opaque. Aroma – heavy roasted chocolate malts, caramel invitation. Taste – smooth as silk – nice head - it is thick and creamy, amazing for a bottled beer! Aftertaste -reminiscent of coffee, although not overdone or long lasting. Excellent beer – places number one porter on my list (only b/c SS Taddy is impossible to get fresh)! Cheers! Had again this week -- top 5 all time beer -- smooth, creamy and drinkable. Chocolate delight! A must have!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2002
This is the first robust/sharp porter that I’ve tried and its really quite tasty. Much better than the sierra nevada porter which is a little to pale for a porter. This has a unique finish which I am unaccustomed with. Quite a surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2002
A fine porter, but the thing that really got me was the finish. Nice roasted malt and strong hoppy bitterness. Delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2002
another nice beer from anchor. However, I found the palate to be somewhat light. However the flavor all but makes up for the lightness. I’m sensing flavors of coffee, and malt. A very malty finish. Very good dark beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3145) - Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2002
My first Porter and it definitely encouraged me to try more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2592) - GERMANY - MAR 9, 2002
Big roasty malt nose and a near-black color. Tastes of chocolate and carmel mixed with espresso undertones. The flavor profile on the brew lasts forever - seemed like it stayed in my mouth for a minute!. Started with a warm and full mouth feel that rose to the roof of my mouth. Went out with a gritty, bitter finish. Great stuff. Not good for making stout or porter pancakes, though. Anchor is just a damn good brewery. I like to drink heavy beers like this with light foods, like a salad, but this doesnt need any help - its a meal of its own.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2002
A not-so-well-balanced porter, with a slight roasty malt body, but a pretty big, bitter hop kick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2002
Might have to do a side by side with Sierra Nevada Porter to pick a favorite. Total class, total quality from Anchor. Very roasty, nice bitter finish. A damn fine porter. Blows Yuengling and the supermarket porters out of the water.

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