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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
defcon84 (10) - Valkenswaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
coffee, caramel, roasty, black, hazy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation This is not my favourite porter.. i missed the kick in this..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2563) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
feel like i’ve had this a million times and just not getting to rate it. good roasty malt character. a little on the bittersweet and hoppy side of things but that adds a little more excitement to what you usually get in a porter these days. well made beer. single from total wine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (580) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 4, 2014
Aroma: Malt: Rich, roasted, dark fruit, plums, dark chocolate, coffee, very complex. No DMS, No Diecetyl. Appearance: Very dark brown body. Large frothy, rocky, light brown head. Good retention. Lacing. Flavour: Malt: Medium-high Roasted, medium burnt. Dark fruit, light toffee. Dry finish. Medium-light fruitiness. Medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness. Hops: woody. Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation, creamy. Dry finish, with lingering bitterness, slight astringency. Overall: Slightly too burnt, but otherwise an amazing beer. 355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 12B. Robust Porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (230) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2014
From a six pack. Pours a dark black body and a thick light brown head. Aroma is of espresso, chocolate and malted barley. Taste is of malt and cocoa. Mouthfeel is between a porter and a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (253) - - JUL 29, 2014
Dark, dark fruits followed by some bitter chocolate. Like a dry Fruits of the Forest Gateaux. A ludicrously luscious porter. Smooth as a snooker ball & black as a moonless night. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1338) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Tap at the Brewhouse, Sheffield. Clear, chestnut brown. Thin, tan head. Can’t imagine I can add anything that’s not already been said. A lovely porter. Smooth. Fruity. Dry. Good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (1750) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Famous American porter with deeply beige (almost brown) foam, thick and creamy, and a near to black colour with a copperish hue. Rich malty aroma, chocolatey and caramel-like with lots of dark fruits and appetising spicy notes; taste likewise, a deep, soft, mellow, almost buttery dark maltiness, caramel and chocolate, dark fruits, finish toasted bitterness with an oily, vinous mouthfeel - or should I say, throatfeel. Absolutely delicious, a pity it’s hard to get in Western Europe, otherwise I’d have this every week.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (646) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Very dark brown with stable, beige head. Aroma has chocolate and caramel, roasted malt also. Flavour has brown sugar and discrete, vinous alcohol. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerkenstock (44) - - JUL 20, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 drank it @ Eldorado in Zurich. nice dark brown colour. texture of a stout but sweeter. drink cool, but not cold (10-12°C) hints of chocolate, rasted malts and caramel. "buttery" and long finish. not watery at all, just very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Deep brown beer with some ruby high lights. A large foamy head that’s a nice taupe color and very dense. A rich roasted malt aroma. Complex roasted malt taste that has hints of chocolate and espresso followed up with a nice jolt of hop bitterness. A nice rich mouthfeel with a dry finish smooth .

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