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RATINGS: 2871   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2005
I chose Anchor Porter as my 100th rating as this is a beer close to my heart... one in which all porters seem to fail in comparison. Pours a deep, blackberry/red-brown with a large, tan, souffle of a head that falls slowly and softly leaving excellent lacing. Heavy malt aromas are dark chocolate and dark fruits, with a light alcohol presence. The full-bodied flavor balances bitter coffee and semi-sweet chocolate, leaving a light tingle of alcohol to dry the mouth... which causes you to open another...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1248) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle at Wetherspoons, Wokingham, 27th July 15. Black, aroma, burnt, cocoa, chocolate, malts. Taste is burnt, creme brûlée, caramel, ash, sweet, but with bittering hops cutting through. Pretty nice, and punches above its ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrabren (140) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2015
0.335 bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Dark (it’s getting dark), dry fruits, nuts, chocolate, Nutella. Very earthy taste, dry finish, medium body. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (511) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (801) - CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Appearance: clear deep brown with a high rocky tan head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: roasty malts, liquorice, coffee, herbal. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild tart. (7/10) Palate: medium body tending to watery, soft carbonation, off-dry and slightly tart finish. (3/5) A fairly unique brew - it smells and tastes hotter than the 5.6% ABV, but not offensively so. Despite that and the forbidding colour, it’s quite sweet at the outset, and the body tends to the light side. It finishes with a sharpness that’s almost cola-like and tart. I like it. (14/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (324) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 20, 2015
Marrom escura, espuma bege de média formação e pouca duração, irregular, cremosa. Aroma mais licoroso do que o esperado, encontrei mais passas do que café/chocolate, o que não deixou de der positivo. É no paladar que aparece mais a torrefação, café, cacau, bem ao fundo cerejas escuras, muito bom . Corpo e carbonatação médios. Aftertaste mantém a impressão de passas, café em segundo plano. Uma boa surpresa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (616) - Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Poured from 1pt 6oz bottle. With my buddy Josh. Interesting color, dark brown, opaque with brown foamy head. The dark foam falls down within the light foam like guiness. Moderate chocolaty & burnt smell

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (106) - SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle from Hippo (£2.65). Black. Light brown head. It's quite sweet at first then it's long and dry, ending in tart bitterness. Strangely, the 2nd sip was the best, going downhill after that - as if exposure to air changed it somehow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (634) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle, 355mL. Home. A black beer with a beige creamy head ; medium retention. Roasty and toasty aroma, coffee, herbs, licorice. Light to medium sweet ; medium dry bitter ; light refreshing. Medium body, thin creamy texture, smooth, average good carbonation, sweet toasty finish, herbal note ; light spicy. Overall, a truely delicious creamy porter ; great one !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
youdictategood (410) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle to pint glass. No detailed notes - had it a bunch, really good example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (472) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
A really nice porter who looks just like you would expect it. Deep black color with beautiful continuous light brown foam. It smells distinctly of caramel and hard roasted malt, but it is not enough to hide the tones of coffee and good licorice. The taste is very kind and very rich. It has only the sweet flavor from respectively caramel and malt, later, coffee slightly bitter taste note nice complex with a slightly sweet licorice. Comfortable long bitter aftertaste of coffee, and a little hop.

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