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RATINGS: 3019   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2005 I rated this once before and gave it a 14. I must have been out of my mind. This beer is outstanding. Delicious dark chocolaty flavor, with hints of coffee, molasses. Just an outstanding beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Very deep black/red. Tan foamy head diminishing. The first smell that hit me was apples. Smells like candy, toffee, a little coffee bean perhaps, raisin. Smooth and bitter. Maybe coffee flavor, dark chocolate, with a little sourness, apple. Nice finish. Very nice for Anchor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Dark as midnight on a moonless night with a head that looks like malted milk. Roasted barley malt aroma with hints of caramel. Smooth, rich, creamy textured mouthfeel. Some mild coffee and dark chocolate in the taste that worked well together. Finish was way smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
A very nice porter. Deep dark brown, light brown/tan head. Smoky malt aroma, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Similar flavor, coffee is more pronounced than in the aroma. Nice body, bitter finish. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Dark brown in color with a light brown frothy head. Aroma is lightly sweet, malt, grains and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malt,chocolate and rich. Slightly bitter finish. excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 (draught) Rich black color with tan head. Roast aroma. Full bodied beer with hints of coffee and dark fruits. Nicely balanced between the hops and malt. Not as "smokey" as a lot of porters--I'd call this a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 14, 2003
An amazing beer, plain and simple. Tastes of roasted coffee beans, mild plums and sugar. Awesome dark tan head. Very tight carbonation giving this beer a velvety mouthfeel. Smooth as silk. Little hops. A similar sweetness comparable to an oatmeal stout shines at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Roasted, malty chocolate nose. Pours nice and dark, good head with minimal lacing. Malty at first, finishes with some nice hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
A sharp odor, a dark brown color barely translucent. a sharp flavor with appreciated bitterness. A bit syrupy. The flavor is very complex with a deep palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Big chocolate soda like head, chocolately carmel aroma, dark chocolate first taste,creamy mouth feel at firstbut then it seemed to get a little thin, no lousy aftertaste like you get with some porters, good stuff, will buy again

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