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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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, - JAN 17, 2013
Pours a pitch black colour with a creamy white head. Looks really beautiful! Aroma of chocolate. cheese, nuts and some good fruityness. Flavour is roasted, barnyard, nuts and some notes of licorice. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. A really good balance in this one, very enjoyable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barnoloid (260) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Not a big fan of this. There was an acridity, almost anise piece here that in other forms could have lended a great layer to this porter but here somewhat overwhelmed the taste. Looked great, with a tan head and a deep dark to red profile. Will revisit in the future in case there was something else going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Deep brown to black color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, chocolate, yeast, burnt sugar, hint of ripe fruit. Chocolate and coffee taste, roasted malt, hint of alcohol, bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2336) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2014
Porter 5.6% this beer gave me a fantastically thick dense tan foam and a great classic looking pour worthy of a Michael Jackson book. The aroma is savoury bitter chocolate with a rich roastiness. Medium bodied with fairly smooth mouthfeel. The taste is surprisingly bitter roasted malts with a nice depth of flavor - a bit nutty, savoury bitter semi-sweet chocolate with a hefty dose of roasted barley. While it isn’t a hugely challenging porter it does have a lot more flavor than I expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervezadrinker (17) - MEXICO - DEC 17, 2014
bottle 355 mL poured in pint. deep black color with tanned creammy head. aroma are malts with roasted coffee. flavor is intense, good bitterness with intense roasted coffee, caramel, nuts and kinda slight chocolate finish, sliky sensation afterwards and some bitterness that lingers, really good, maybe my 2nd favorite porter after london porter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (700) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
Porter de 5,5 % abv, et 35,5 cl dans la bouteille… Couleur brun noir, d’une opacité quasi totale. Mousse beige foncé très crémeuse, stable à 3 mm. Superbe texture. Arômes de malt cara, grillé et légèrement torréfié, cassonade, fruits mûrs, raisins secs. 1ère bouche soyeuse, au sublime ensemble café/crème caramel/fruits mûrs. Arrière-bouche dense, très longue, parfaitement équilibrée. 2ème avec de nouvelles nuances déjà, comme un prélude à la longueur. Arrière-bouche superbe avec un malt torréfié, des sous-bois. 3ème aux nuances délicates de vin, porto sur du bois de fût jeune. Arrière-bouche malt/houblon très longue et profonde. La longueur donne infiniment de nuances, avec une progression exceptionnelle. Une merveille pure. Les jambes sont épaisses et très marquées. Magnifique. La levure est d’une grande veine souple. L’alcool, bien que modeste, remplit parfaitement son rôle de soutien. La finale est un pur élixir que l’on voudrait éternel … CONCLUSION : en ce jour du 70ème anniversaire du début de la bataille de Bastogne, quel plaisir de trouver aux Etats-Unis ce merveilleux porter qui est aussi valeureux GI’S venus combattre chez nous. Simply the best. Thanks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma aroma is malty, coffee, chocolate. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, chocolate, caramel, roasty, coffee, toast, a little nutty, with a bittersweet chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Markth (13) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
Prachtig bijna zwart bier met een mooie stevige schuimkraag. Geur van caramel. Smaak met drop en caramel, lekker bitter en wat zoet. Gedronken @home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (71) - POLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Gęsta, beżowa i obfita piana otula czarną z rubinowymi refleksami ciecz, ładnie krążkując szkło. W aromacie przyjemne palone nuty, czuć piernik, wiśnie w czekoladzie, rum, orzechy. Czuć tu też chmielowe akcenty w postaci czerwonych owoców i ziół, da się też wyczuć lekko winne zapachy. Smak jest wyborny, lekko słodki, truflowy, fajnie kontruje to spora czekoladowo-palono-chmielowa goryczka, jest nawet odrobina wiśniowej kwaskowości, ale dominuje piernik, czekolada, kawa, likier śliwkowy. W posmaku suszone ciemne owoce, ciemny winogron, likierowy alkohol i pestkowa goryczka. Wysycenie średnie do niskiego, treściwość dość wysoka, ale dość pijalne (z uwagi na wytrawny finisz i niewysoki alkohol).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (572) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Pour is black with a caramel head, aroma is toffee, malty, sweet. Taste is roast malts, toffee. Solid porter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
OntBeerDrinker (449) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Brown head, black beer carbination. Smell & taste of chocolate in a chocolate milk like way, Some water and at times some hop bitterness and roastness. A tad little sourness like what is tasted in a milk stout. Not bad, but not fantastic. Cheer’s!

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