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RATINGS: 2749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle. Black body. NIce brown head. Malty flavor that is smokey. Smooth, but no my favorit porter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2008
From tap at Ølbaren. Pours dark brown to black, little red hue and a dense tan/brown head. Roasted malt aroma, mild coffee note. Caramel malt, chocolate and a smooth roasted note following. Minor liqourice note. Ends with a smooth chocolate and light roasted note.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2003
A black beer with a light brown head. The aroma is slightly smokey - but not enough for a porter. And the flavor is dominated by a sweet smoked taste - not my preference of a porter because of too little smoked malt - but a nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle, 35,5 cl) All the Anchor beers wakes up good memories from my US road trips back in the 90es. Oh sweet innocence... Tar-like blackness with a slightly creamy, brownish head. No extra added fermentables or carbon dioxide. Fat and powerful, sweet almost port-like with a dry hoppiness on the palate. Very interesting Porter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2005
Dark brown with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with notes of liquorice and nuts. Flavour of coffee and chocolate, with notes of liquorice, that ends up with a nice bitterness. One of the best porters I’ve had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 29, 2005
Bottled. Black opaque, brown huge foamish head. Fruitish and roasted aroma, with some caramellish hints. Sweetish banana flavour at first, and the sweetness grows in finish and then turns into a grapefruitish dryness in aftertaste. Mouthdrying.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19985) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2002
Near black. Nice chocolate aroma. Slightly sweet in the nose. Richly malty. Hints of licorice. Balanced bitterish finish. Very good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2005
Dark brown colour almost black, with a tan head. Roasted aroma of coffee and hops, some chocolate too. Taste of chocolate and roasted malt, some coffee flavor too. Nice mouthfeel with a little bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2010
26th April 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Sharp start - noticeably banana! Finishes smoky, bitter and dry. Gets better with peserverence. Bitter chocolate and coffee. Still getting better...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2003 2003-05-15, 5-5-5-3-11
Dark color. Some malt aroma; phenol. Malt mouthfeel, some roasted malt, caramel, phenol again! (maybe too warm).

2003-02-08, 7-5-8-5-16
Black color, brownish persistent head, nice perlage. Pleasant nose of malt, roasted malt; light medicine. Excellent mouth feeling, wrapping, roasted malt, light coffee, light liquorice, roasted nuts, malt, some sweetness. Powerful final, long, a lot bitter and with a bold liquorice character.


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