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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Draft at Euston Tap. Pours dark brown with a thick, beige head. Brown sugar and caramel malts in the nose. Fairly sweet flavor, lots of dark malts, slight minerality, plenty more caramel and brown sugar, along with light, earthy bitters. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. The finish is sweet, faintly roasty, with lightly sticky hops, mild mocha. Pretty excellent overall.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
Pours black with tiny off white head. Aroma has chocolate and burned notes. Sweet burned flavor, coffee notes and chocolate. Old time porter that still rocks!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 1, 2007
Black colour with a nice long lasting head. Aroma of well roasted malts and hops, some sweetness. Creamy flavour with nice roastiness from the malts, chocolate, coffee and hops. Great brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2006
Bottled, Black in color. Creamy lightbrown head . Aroma burned mild cofee. Sweet and bitter flavor

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10124) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2007
This pitch back beer has a nice, creamy head. It’s a nice porter, that is initially a bit thin, but it gains terrain in the flavour and the finish is long. It has notes of coffee, a bit of licorice and a nice bitterness. A really nice porter, but I think it is a bit to neutral in the long run, where I would prefer more bite.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10111) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2002
Very nice colour. Almost black, with a light brown creamy head. Aroma of coffee and alcahol and hints of chocolate and spices. The flavour is roasted and have notes of coffee, chocolate, burned almonds and spices. Complex and challenging. Has an excellent aftertaste of bitter chocolate, and in the dying stages i have some apple notes. This is a great porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Dark amber color, almost black, with a very nice brownish head. Aroma is cocoa. Flavor is coffee and cocoa, with some chocolate and a touch of toffee. Turns into a somewhat sour and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9999) - 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.


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