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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frozer (130) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Thick tan head. Chocolate notes. Black in color. Light to medium body, a lot of carbonation. Nice balance of roasted chocolate malts with some mellow hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mecafilo (94) - Perugia, ITALY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours with a pitch black colour, big long lasting rocky tan head. Aroma is medium malty, slightly hoppy, with notes of roasty malts and coffee. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, slight sour, good. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1105) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium off-white head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice sweetness with some bitter tones. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, spices and herbs. A quality porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"one of the better standard (readily available in a sixer) porters out there. very smooth, lots of malt and hops, robust for the style. anchor hits the mark with this one."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (754) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Dark translucent brown color with reddish highlights. Big rocky tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma has notes of dried fruit, coffee and floral hops. Sweet roasted malt flavor is rich and complex with notes of chocolate, coffee and toasted nuts. Chewy and thick with a creamy mouthfeel. Rich and earthy with complex layers of malt and hop flavors. This is truly one of the best American made porters I have ever tasted. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemke10 (810) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2014
This pours a dark brown color with a foamy, light brown head. The aroma is mild with caramel malts and sweet malts. The flavor is big and bold for a porter with a thinner texture that finishes slightly chalky. Really well made for a porter style brew. A must try for any porter lover!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
355ml bottle poured in my Grimbergen chalice. A: Very dark brown. Medium brown head. Lot of lacings. Beautiful. S: Dark chocolate. Smoked malts. Hints of coffee. Fresh hops. Little bit of alcohol in the end. Delicious T: Smoked malts. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Very nice hop sting in the end. Robust and balanced. Delicious, again M: Dry. Medium body: Creamy. Medium carbonation D: High. Strongly recommended Genuine Anchor quality. Delicious beer. [ BA Review @ 1/21/2010 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (330) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
Pours black with a white foamy head. Aroma of nuts, dark fruit, coffee. Taste is fantastic with coffee, almond, dark fruit, chocolate and an amazing complementary bitter hop taste that kicks in near the end. Fantastic porter, especially if you take the ABV into account this is a great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (150) - Killarney, IRELAND - OCT 13, 2014
12 fl.oz. bottle - pours black with tan head that fizzled out fairly quickly. coffee and dark chocolate in aroma. Carbonation more noticeable than expected for this style. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate, and something else I couldn’t quite isolate.... licorice / aniseed ?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1873) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
12oz bottles, once a year 2012-2014, last 10/2014. A debonair dry and balanced everyday porter full of subtle aniseed, minty, roasted and dried red berry sidetracks diverting from the main event, an expertly dosed Wiener mélange with liquorice infusion. In the league of Old World grandmaster Fuller’s: a humble sessioning classic to remind boisterous West Coast pyrotechnicians that bigger is not always better.

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