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RATINGS: 3019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14270) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14183) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2006
Bottled, Black in color. Creamy lightbrown head . Aroma burned mild cofee. Sweet and bitter flavor

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14169) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2007
NIce, relatively light, aroma of chocolate and malt. Through halgen the color is brown ruby, but without it is opaque. A nice tan head that does not wholly dissipate, and actually laces a bit. Medium mouthfeel that tends to collapse quickly as the mild carbonation leaves. The start is mild chocolate, and there is no toasted character. Some hop pops up, but it’s not strong. Very smooth, and it finishes relatively dry. Extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14122) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13606) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13420) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (13390) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13318) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (13278) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12970) - 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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