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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2012
12oz into a Porter/Stout glass. Pour was a nice dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and a hint of caramel. Mouth was rich in flavor, mostly chocolate and malt. More of a hop bitterness than most porters I’ve tried. Medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (384) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
This beer pours a dark brown with some ruby shining through it when held up to the light. There is a small tan head that left a little bit of lacing around the glass. The aroma is roasted barley malt, some chocolate. In the taste is where this beer really comes alive. I get dark fruits, hop bitterness, chocolate, oatmeal, and some coffee. The mouthfeel is on the medium to heavy side. I really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (578) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Black with tan head. Chocolate, dried fruits, leather and some coffee. Fruity and chocolate finish. Overall: Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumentm (182) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
A strong porter that is very dark and blends nice amount of hops with a well balanced malts. Dark and think with a nice creamy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3421) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2015
Big beige head dark pour medium carbonation aromas chocolate rich coffee dark fruits cocoa the flavours malt chocolate and cocoa a dry note roast coffee richness of fruits mild bitter good balance the finish okay porter good malt tastes hops has a moist and dry note good on palate goes down well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (506) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Smells like roasted chocolate, dark brown with a creamy tan head, tastes of quite bitter chocolate with very smooth nutty finish. really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (560) - Valby, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
355 ml, flaske, 5,6 % ABV, BB 09/2015, købt i SuperBest i Rødovre Centrum Sort, rolig og ufiltreret amerikansk Porter med 2-3 cm moccafarvet skumkrone, som svinder til kant og overflade efter en halv snes minutter. Spændende aroma: tørret frugt henad rosin. Desuden chokolade, ristet malt, læder-aroma, alkohol, skunky. Smagen er solid bitter, let sur og en endnu lettere og fjern sødme. Ganske fuldendt, fyldig og i fin balance. Og rigtig meget smag i de beskedne 5,6 %. Mellem fyldig krop, olieret konsistens og fin naturlig karbonering på et medium niveau. Eftersmagen er bitter og middel lang. Bedste Porter jeg har smagt, og det skyldes den fantastiske sammensætning smagselementerne imellem samt den fine balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (782) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Jet black, rocky tan head with a decent lace. Nose is coco, chocolate malt with hints of dark fruit. Bittersweet. Middle is chocolate, currants, dark cake like sweetness. Finish has a nice little hop kick to finish the show. Tour de Force brewing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (238) - LATVIA - FEB 16, 2015
Was expecting bit better, nevertheless very nice porter. Simply very good but to grade more, it would be an overrate. drinking after IPA, so have to try once again for more precise verdict

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheFoamhead (148) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2015
This brew is slightly sweetish with a fruity bitterness. Less dry than other Porters though. Hints of caramel. The body is too light for my idea of a perfect Porter and the finish is bitter sweet but far too short. The Porters in the London docks would have been on strike if they’d got this one…

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (959) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle 35.5cl. Pitch black with a red copper hue, large frothy tan head, good retention, ample lacing; sweet malty aroma, roasted, dark chocolate, coffee, bit nutty, spicy notes; smooth taste medium sweet, good chocolate bitterness; full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste roasted sweet bittersweet, chocolate, fruity and spicy notes, lingering chocolate bitterness in the finish; excellent porter.

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