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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Opaque dark purple with excellent caramel-coloured head. Nose milk chocolate and burnt malt, Taste medium bitter, light sweet. Creamy texture. The finish is quite short and the sweetness makes it too cloying.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (117) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Color marrón intenso casi negro, abundante cabeza de espuma beige que perdura; en nariz aromas a maltas tostadas, chocolate y café; en boca entrada suave con amargor equilibrado, agradable y largo pos gusto un tanto maltoso. Buen cuerpo con carbónico medio, buen ejemplo de una excelente porter, buen equilibrio entre el dulce de la malta y el amargor del lúpulo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchMark (132) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Based on the raving reviews I expected more. That said, it is a good porter. Love the texture and the fact it is not sweet. Flavor is subtle but a bit weak. Mostly coffee with some interesting elements coming through: a faint smokyness, bitter hops, caramel and licorice. There is some nice sourness and a long dry bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oldatheart (1) - Norwich, Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2014 does not count
Insane! Never tasted a porter like it although always stuck to British ones so far. Appearance: endless black abyss topped with a delightful copper foam. Smells like heaven. Cola, spices, chocolate, caramel and a really dark top quality single estate espresso brewed to perfection. Taste is first sweet then sour with a roasted malt flavour that lingers deliciously at the back of the nose. Must try more American porters.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3141) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2014
355ml bottle from The Beer Cellar. Rating from January 2014. Poured a deep dark brown to black colour, slight head. A fair bit of malt in the aroma and a long dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolfcarnival (57) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 27, 2014
Drunk 16/05/14 at a geek sesh with cam. final beer of the night, what a closer. cam recommended this as i wasnt enjoying imp stouts as much. this was perfect tbh. pours black with a poppy tan head. aroma of roasty malt, caramel, raisins, plum. body is full with smooth creamy fizz. taste is malty, caramel, slight chocolate, some tangy dried fruit. this shit was just like coke it was delicious

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iRavali (28) - Delaware, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Coffee, coffee as the description says. But nothing much more than that. Starts of bitter with a light finish. Not a full bodied beer for sure. Always leaves you wanting another swig but never gets you there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (547) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
33cl bottle Appearance:Dark brown color (allmoste black) with a nice one finger white foamy head, leaving a nice amount of lacing. Aroma: Dark roasted malts, a hint of caramelised malts, some coffee, chocolate, and a hint of red fruits. Taste: PLums up front before the roasted malts come in adding some cofee and some chocolate in the finish. Sweet with a hint of bitterness. Slick rich mouthfeel, above average body,slightly below medium carbonation, Classic Prime example of the style, Probably the first Porter I have ever had, and still the reference to me to any other Porter. In addition this seems to be quite good available worldwide. So No excuses to not get this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanook (1) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014 does not count
Nice taste of Caramel and chocolade. Not to much alcohol and that makes it easy drinking. One of my favorite porter

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
homersimpson61 (2) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
Deep black color with a nice white head. Aromatic nose with roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Full bodied with an integrated bitterness and long finish.


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