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RATINGS: 2989   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13503) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Pours a very nice black with fingernail length tan head. Nose is baker’s chocolate and lightly smoked wood. Taste is much the same. A little crisp. Rated 6/29/02

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Bottle. Poured black with medium tan head. Aroma was full with malt, hops and sweet. Flavor was full bodied with same tones as aroma and smooth rich texture. The finish was not as full as other porters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13061) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 22, 2007
355ml bottle (Black door, Helsinki) Jet black, light regular beige head. Malty aroma, sweet and a little coffee-y. Sweet chocolatey malt taste, some burnt notes at the back. Later, coffee comes through and vine-fruits, and even winyness come to the fore. Alas it tastes a little alcoholic, which is surprisig at 5.6%. the finish is a smooth, almost lactic, maltiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (12996) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2010 Bottle, pours a deep black with a coffee head. Light malt aroma. Flavour is a smooth malt, with a bit of sweetness. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12931) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 Delicious porter -- aroma is inviting chocolate roasted malt. Taste is of that, together with mild hops. For a porter, this beer is quite rich.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12845) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Tap at Cockney Pub. Creamy lightbrown good fully lasting head. Moderate malty light hoppy strange soapy aroma. Nice powerfull licorice flavor. Very sweet finish. Oily palate. Had better Porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bottle poured a translucent blackwith red highlights and a large lasting amber head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal and a hint of chocolate. Palate was light to medium bodied, smooth yet crisp. Flavors of roasted malt, a hint of coca and charcoal with a crisp moderatly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12803) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2007
Bottle conditioned, 355ml. Dark brown to black with beige head. Somewhat underflavoured porter with non of the fruitiness, tartness expected. There is a deep roasted malt note, chocolatey with some bitterness, reasonable palate but too sweet for a true porter. It looks overhyped in the marking to me, its really only average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (12596) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2011
This beer didn’t stand out in my opinion. Standard black porter color, not much smell, average taste and decent mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with a creamy tan head. Has flavor of carmel and vanilla with a nice creamy finish.


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