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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Archibald89 (38) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Has a good aroma of hops, chocolate, espresso, and a little fruitiness. Taste is of dark chocolate and espresso with a slight bitterness. Somewhat chewy but in a good way. Overall a very good porter that I would like to buy again.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (238) - - JUL 29, 2014
Dark, dark fruits followed by some bitter chocolate. Like a dry Fruits of the Forest Gateaux. A ludicrously luscious porter. Smooth as a snooker ball & black as a moonless night. Rated by BrewTom

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1142) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Tap at the Brewhouse, Sheffield. Clear, chestnut brown. Thin, tan head. Can’t imagine I can add anything that’s not already been said. A lovely porter. Smooth. Fruity. Dry. Good stuff

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (214) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Famous American porter with deeply beige (almost brown) foam, thick and creamy, and a near to black colour with a copperish hue. Rich malty aroma, chocolatey and caramel-like with lots of dark fruits and appetising spicy notes; taste likewise, a deep, soft, mellow, almost buttery dark maltiness, caramel and chocolate, dark fruits, finish toasted bitterness with an oily, vinous mouthfeel - or should I say, throatfeel. Absolutely delicious, a pity it’s hard to get in Western Europe, otherwise I’d have this every week.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (512) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
Very dark brown with stable, beige head. Aroma has chocolate and caramel, roasted malt also. Flavour has brown sugar and discrete, vinous alcohol. Good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerkenstock (6) - - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
drank it @ Eldorado in Zurich. nice dark brown colour. texture of a stout but sweeter. drink cool, but not cold (10-12°C) hints of chocolate, rasted malts and caramel. "buttery" and long finish. not watery at all, just very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Deep brown beer with some ruby high lights. A large foamy head that’s a nice taupe color and very dense. A rich roasted malt aroma. Complex roasted malt taste that has hints of chocolate and espresso followed up with a nice jolt of hop bitterness. A nice rich mouthfeel with a dry finish smooth .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (455) - Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark purple with big tan head. Nose is milk chocolate and malt. Taste is sweetness and raisin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Krigla (15) - SLOVENIA - JUL 16, 2014
Dark brown black colour, light brown creamy head. TAste of coffeeand some dark chocolate. SOft carbonation. Great bottle and label. Really good porter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (1877) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, roast and caramel. Taste is chocolate, coffee, caramel and cream. Really smooth and delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (135) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Almost black body capped by mocha head. Excellent lacing and head retention. Roasted malt, cocoa, cafe and smoky aromas. Bittersweet chocolate, coffee, smoky flavors. A big creamy tasty Porter that is easily drinkable and enjoyable.


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