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RATINGS: 2989   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
retinadoc (209) - - MAR 30, 2016
UPDATED: APR 3, 2016 Bottle. Average aroma and carbonation. Pours translucent black. Very slightly sweet. The prominent flavor is raisins, with secondary notes of dried apricots and other fruit. Missing the toasted chocolate, malt, toffee and coffee flavors of the best porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (50) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2016
dark brown, close to black, but showing red highlights. mild carbon and fine bubble. It produces a foam crown mean amplitude and latte color. Very compact, creamy appearance and good durability. Abundant lacing in glass. an intense aroma of caramel mixture and roasted malt appears on the nose. The roasted nuances in a first contact where coffee beans poke lead to other more hidden notes like black chocolate, nuts and smoke.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Handypaul (405) - - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. I used to drink this back in college and thought it was great. But that was in back in 1980--35 years ago. Maybe they’ve changed the recipe but this doesn’t live up to my memories of a full-bodied roasty brew. What I find now is a thin, light bodied, brew that smells of coffee and dill pickles (two things I like but not together). Gone is the roasty toasted flavor and in its place a brew without the same richness or character. It’s still worth a try but a little on the thin side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle from Uba ja Humal in Tallinn (€ 3.90). BB 11.2016. Pours brown with a ruby glare, appearing black in the glass. The head’s biiig, soft and thick, drops very slowly and leaves considerable lace. The aroma’s... mmmh, roasty, grainy, dusty, chocolate powder and red berries... Lovely! Tastes similarily, nice sweet and bitter balance, plus roasty. Dryish on the palate, moderate to low carbonation, body good, finishes dry and faint bitter. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1851) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Porter blind taste [sample 1]. Dark brown / near black, foamy brown head. Nearly opaque with red/brown edges. Aroma: chocolate, marshmallows, toast. Moderately sweet. Sorta oxidized? Eugene says "tutti-fruti" and I’m gonna steal it. Palate: light medium body, oily texture, dryish finish. Overall: okay. Neither roasty nor too chocolaty. Pretty dull all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1795) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Nice dark brown body. Hops, malt, toffee. Bitter. Dry finish. Thick and gloopy, with some chewiness. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chap95 (50) - - MAR 4, 2016
Black with an off-white, long-lasting, lacing head. Cherry, plum, cocoa, coffee, chocolate on the nose, lovely aroma. Ripe fruits, malt in flavour with toffee hints. Fruity finish. Sweet, low bitterness. Medium body, a bit slick texture. Average to low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
babymammoth (57) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2016
This is solid, for some reason I get turkish delight on the nose like hints of rose petal flowed by rich caramel. the taste is very well rounded, starts off with a hit of sweetness evolving into delicious malt. The finish is clean but doesn’t dissipate leaving a light desire to drink more. Super tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (3316) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2016
Porter Blind Tasting. Small ghost white head. There is a surprising ester character, like light banana. I don’t get roast aromas. Its a bit of a fruity-tutti flavor for a porter. Well attenuated, low sweetness. Low hop. I am weirded out by the banana/ruity-tutti aspect but I have seen that in porters, rarely, before.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
u3pyg (12) - BULGARIA - MAR 1, 2016
A must drink porter. Pleasant aroma and taste of caramel and coffee. Thick brown head with excellent retention. Leaves sweet toffee finish. One of my favorite beers so far.

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