RateBeer
overall
99
100
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


rikstar's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (928) - - OCT 5, 2013
Fles thuis, donker bruin tegen zwart aan met een dikke bruine schuimkraag. Geur van haver, donkere mout, cacao en ook aard tonen. De smaak is vol bitter cacao voert de boventoon en wat een body. Dit is echt een mooie porter


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (37) - Livorno, ITALY - DEC 28, 2014
Di colore marrone scuro, vicino al nero, ma con riflessi rossastri. La schiuma è di buon livello, molto compatta, aspetto cremoso ed una buona persistenza. Al naso, troviamo un’intensa miscela di aromi, partendo da frutta scura, passando al cioccolato, ed infine arrivare ai più intensi di caffè e malto torrefatto. In bocca si fà subito sentire la presenza di caffè, per poi virare su caramello e frutta scura; retrogusto denso e lungo di malto torrefatto, con una leggera sfumatura smoked.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (149) - ponferrada, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
De color marrón oscuro, cercano al negro, pero que muestra brillos rojizos. Carbónico leve y de burbuja fina, con una espuma de amplitud media y de color café. Muy compacta, aspecto cremoso y de buena duración. En nariz aparece un intenso aroma mezcla de caramelo y malta tostada. Los matices torrefactos en un primer contacto donde asoman granos de café conducen a otras notas más ocultas como chocolate negro, frutos secos y humo. El cuerpo es bastante ligero y la textura muy suave, para tratarse de una cerveza de este estilo. En boca se aprecian la malta tostada y el caramelo. Aparece algo de regaliz y de ahumado. Los lúpulos también se unen al conjunto hacia el final del trago, añadiendo un punto floral. Una porter ligera y que entra muy bien, muy interesante.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ordybill (151) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This is the best porter I have ever had. An incredibly smooth flavor and texture. You cannot go wrong g with this beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (621) - CROATIA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; roasted dark malt aroma with hints of dark fruits and a hint of chocolate; taste is sweet dark malts with chocolate, dark fruits and hints of nuts; light bitter finish; very good porter

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erikh04 (133) - - DEC 21, 2014
Not bad but not my favorite porter. Has a licorice like aftertaste. Probably would not get again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zapabeer (17) - BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2014
Again, too strong, I think american porters are over tasting in alcohol for me. I’ve always expected a more balanced beer than this one for a porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barnoloid (274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Not a big fan of this. There was an acridity, almost anise piece here that in other forms could have lended a great layer to this porter but here somewhat overwhelmed the taste. Looked great, with a tan head and a deep dark to red profile. Will revisit in the future in case there was something else going on here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Deep brown to black color, light brown head. Roasted malt nose, chocolate, yeast, burnt sugar, hint of ripe fruit. Chocolate and coffee taste, roasted malt, hint of alcohol, bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2408) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2014
Porter 5.6% this beer gave me a fantastically thick dense tan foam and a great classic looking pour worthy of a Michael Jackson book. The aroma is savoury bitter chocolate with a rich roastiness. Medium bodied with fairly smooth mouthfeel. The taste is surprisingly bitter roasted malts with a nice depth of flavor - a bit nutty, savoury bitter semi-sweet chocolate with a hefty dose of roasted barley. While it isn’t a hugely challenging porter it does have a lot more flavor than I expected.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervezadrinker (17) - MEXICO - DEC 17, 2014
bottle 355 mL poured in pint. deep black color with tanned creammy head. aroma are malts with roasted coffee. flavor is intense, good bitterness with intense roasted coffee, caramel, nuts and kinda slight chocolate finish, sliky sensation afterwards and some bitterness that lingers, really good, maybe my 2nd favorite porter after london porter.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 275


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50