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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11289) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany red. A thin, creamy and lasting beige head. Aroma has lots of roasted malts, some berrues and a little smoke. Nice full mouthfeel - not that creamy nor oily, just full. Flavour is quite sweet with with a clear background of roasted malts. Finishes with a well-rounded bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2005
on tap-pours a brown creamy head with black color. Aroma is malty, chocolate. Taste is malty, chocolate. Even though this is not my style usually, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11222) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (11151) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 6, 2011
Tief röstmalziger Geruch. Sehr röstmalziger und leicht säuerlicher Antrunk. Im Mittelteil ist der röstmalzerne Teil weiterhin vertreten, eine dezente herbe ist darin zu erkennen. Richtig stark wird es im Nachgeschmack, wo das Bier Kaffee-Geschmack annimmt, dazu herb-bitter. Fruchtige Aromen sindimmer wieder mal hintergründig zu erkennen, im Nachgeschmack auch eine deutliche Schokoladenote. Mit solchen Details ausgestattet ist es wirklich ein super Bier! Test vom 18.1.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,13,13,15,11,13 - 13,00

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10963) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
bottle. not much aroma, looks great, flavor is sort of dark and roasted, but not hard roast. bit boring. palate okay, but somewhat glyey/slimey, overall okay beer, but not one i’ll have again. average too high imo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: December 01, 1995
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
Appearance: dark, nice lace
Aroma: roasted aroma
Flavor: rich smokey roasted chewey chocolate flavor, smooth finish

Date: August 21, 1998
Source: brewery
Aroma: very rich aroma
Flavor: lots of chocolate aroma and flavor

Date: August 16, 2005
Mode: bottle
Appearance: black with ruby edges, thin tan head
Aroma: sweet vanilla and chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice sweetness, a bit of tart bitterness in the finish

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Score: **4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10753) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10649) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2002
A strong, sweet aroma of liquorice. Sweet taste with an abundance of liquorice, some hopbitterness and a touch of roasted malt. Bit of tartness in the finish. Nice, easy to drink porter, but I expected more complexity and assertiveness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2004
Deep black, with moka head. Nice vanilla chocolate aroma. Intense roasted malt with some nutty bitterness, slight lactic acid taste, creamy mouthfeel, with chocolate lingering for a long time. Splendid.

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