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RATINGS: 2994   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
San Franciscoís 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1807) - 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 (51) - - 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 (60) - 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 doesnít 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 (3377) - 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 donít 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
355ml Bottle at The Water House (JDW), Durham, £2.99. Black beer with a smooth and appealing, frothy, pale tan head. The aroma smacks of prunes and as such isnít too appealing, although hints of nuts, damp earth and chocolate portend the complexity of the flavours to come. Indeed, itís a varied roller-coaster on the palate, opening with dark fruit and berry notes, before yeasty marmite takes over, then bitter coffee and finally sweet, creamy chocolate and dairy flavours come in to round the taste off. Itís very rich and very busy, with lots to like about it. However, a distinct and unpleasant vaguely rubbery off note runs through both its aroma and flavour characteristics, marring the overall score. A really hard beer to rate - Iím hedging my bets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UjoKlobasa (524) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle. Black color, grey head. Aroma of coffee and honey. Taste is light bitter, light sour and medium sweet. Well balanced, but not intensive in aroma and taste. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1380) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Dark brown color . One-finger , tan head. Caramel and weird metallic notes in aroma . Rich taste with notes of chocolate, roasted malt , hint of fruits . Hoppy and roasted bitterness intertwined at the finish .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HolaWot (13) - - FEB 26, 2016
An exemplary porter! chico and coffee aroma. Roasted malts caramel and coffee taste. Bitter aftertaste. short brown head. A must drink porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SorryMom (14) - Agia Paraskevi, GREECE - FEB 25, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2016 A perfect guide on how porters should taste and look like. Full body, caramel coffee and choco aroma. slightly bitter on the finish. Great recipe!

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