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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Dark brown on the pour with a strong scent and aroma of espresso/coffee. Hints of chocolate and bitter sweet flavors on the palate and a delicious after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (748) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Served on-tap at Shady McGrady’s a few months back. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours deep, dark, brown; bordering on black; with a small half finger tall tan head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, toffee, and a hint of earthy hops. Simple yet complex.

T - Starts off with some chocolaty sweetness quickly giving way to a mix of dark roasted malt, lightly roasted coffee, toffee, and some earthy hops. It is sweet but not to the point of being overpowering. The finish is mostly dark roast, lingering for some time.

M - Medium-Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Roasty feel with plenty of it lingering through the finish.

O - Overall I enjoyed this one. It has all the elements I look for in a good porter. It possesses a good amount of sweetness with just enough roast to keep it in check.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ATulloch (79) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a jet black with a thick Beige head which fades. Nice lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with a slight ripe plum note. Lovely flavours of chocolate and dark fruits with an almost pine dry finish. Very nice porter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grundsow (77) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Great beer! One of the best Porters I’ve had. Wonderfully rich, roasted, and complex. Bitter, almost chocolaty, excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pharmerblue (1) - South San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Probably my favorite beer from Anchor Steam. No frills, bells or whistles, this is just an incredibly solid Porter. Nice malty, roasted coffee/chocolate flavor that doesn’t leave a lingering taste in your mouth like some others tend to do.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChristianHR (186) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
The smell has notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel. It pours black with a beautiful creamy head. The taste is rich of roasted malts, a lot of burnt sugar, coffee and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1309) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Smell of burnt sugar, malt. Black colour, brown head. Aroma of burnt sugar, roasted malt. Bitter. Heavy body, oily texture. Soft and plentiful carbon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Neorej80 (68) - - AUG 23, 2014
Dark black with red and a big brown head. Aroma of chocolate and red berries. Nice dry chocolate coffee and some berries and wood. Subtile

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1717) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
Tap at brewdog, Clapham. Pours a dark coke colour with a dense off white head. Sweet, treacly aroma. Medium body, light to medium carbonation. Lots of dark fruit, rum, lemon, coke, light chocolate cake. Rich, flavoursome and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Case (239) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
Pitch black with huge brown head. Heavy aroma of sour cherries, chocolate, coffee. Tasting first hits you with a huge load of roasted coffee, then a pleasant bitterness, then sweet milk chocolate. Unlike other porters that are clean and dry, this is much closer to a stout with a fuller, more luscious body and on the sweeter side. Long coffee aftertaste. Creamy smooth mouthfeel like all Anchor brews. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
defcon84 (8) - Valkenswaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
coffee, caramel, roasty, black, hazy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation This is not my favourite porter.. i missed the kick in this..

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