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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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
perezs25 (38) - - MAR 22, 2014
Vigorous frothy 2" tan head, short lived with moderate lacing. Dark deep brown and clear. Moderate to strong roasted and chocolate malt aroma, some floral detected. Strong roasted malt balances with sweet and low hop character (although in the high range of scale for porters-a good thing for my taste). Finishes clean but with some nutty notes. Not as thick body as I was expecting. Great overall example of a bold American porter beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Cask at Pure Bar & Kitchen; clear amber pour with a smooth white head, tangerine and malt aroma, taste is light citrus with some pale malts, ok.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (38) - - MAR 21, 2014
Not as smokey as I usually like a Porter, but really deep, rich coffee and toffee flavours make up for it. Choclaty aroma, and opaque black appearance without much of a head. Good Porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (483) - - MAR 21, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours dark nearly opaque brown with a decent layer of tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Taste of caramel up front with hints of roastiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (249) - SPAIN - MAR 20, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron. Sabor a malta tostada, lupulo, chocolate. Una buena Porter, clasica.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Great Porter. Not too smoky. Beautiful looking beer with a wonderful brown / white head. Good lacing. Great tasting.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (6351) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
355ml bottle. Clasic porter pour. The smell is bubble gum and tootsie roll, huge turnoff. Flavor is better, still bitingly sweet and candylike despite the abv. Lots of butterscotch, english hop and yeast character, subtle finishing bitterness that is grassy, very few standard porter notes. Unfortunately a bit of a stinker. Edit, it get worse and worse... Keeping on drinking it... dont want a drain pour it is sickening.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (182) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2014
35.5cl bottle @ home. Black color, minimal brown head. Aroma fine dark chocolate and coffee, roasty, malty, slightly fruity. Taste light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, fine roasty bitter finish. Good balance, simple still nearly perfect.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dls13dls (13) - Royse City, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 My first craft beer. I normally go for shiner and I liked this one. Nice head and mahogany look. Nice frothy head at first..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (529) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
12 oz bottle. Poured a mahaugany-brown with a khaki top and great head retention. Taste of dark chocolate, malty goodness, slight bitter hop finish. Medium carbonation, medium body.


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