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RATINGS: 3011   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 24, 2008
VERY dark brown pour, verging on black, but revealing ruby at the edges when held up to the light. The mocha head laces prodigiously until it settles down to a wispy film for the last half pint. The aroma of rich roasted caramel malts is paired with a herbal hoppiness and figs. The initial taste again reveals the caramel, but this is soon cut into by the leafy hops, which lend a pleasant bitterness to this drink. In fact, this is probably the only porter I’ve had where the hops have been given this prominence. Adding to this the melange of well-meshed traditional porter flavours of roasted malts, chocolate and mild coffee, and you have a winner. The mouthfeel is smooth, with perfect carbonation for the flavour. Dangerously drinkable.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danioofp (53) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Butelka, ciekawy porter warty zainteresowania, ciemne piwko z małą ilością alkoholu.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fuzzcro (233) - Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Quite excellent. Can’t believe I’ve been overlooking this one. It very well might become a regular in my refrigerator. Very dark, near black with low carbonation and slight sweet taste. ABV perfect to allow a sit back and relax...gimma another brew day. I’m impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mishnok (95) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2016
From bottle in pub. Pours black with light head. Aroma is of caramel and treacle. Sweet at first with a slightly bitter finish. Dried fruits, roasted malts, liquorice and treacle. Would recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (404) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma of caramel coffee and slight peppery hop. Black with a tight off-white head. Taste is slightly sweet with a surge of bitterness. Flavours of licorice, sweet plum fruit and roast malt. Smooth with slightly boozy overtones, rich and full-bodied. Dry finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2488) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle @ home, from Voldby. Drak black pour with a hefty tan head. Notes of roast, light caramel, some coffee and light licorice. Solid porter!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Very dark brown although clear.. deeep ruby highlites when held to a light ... lite tan head with very little lacing. Aroma is roasted grains and restrained chocolate.. very clean.. does not have alot if any fruitiness... this brew is pretty much room temp and only the slightest smell of hops. Flavor is nice.. body is great and inviting... sorta caramelly sweet.. big brown grains and chocolate malts.. not astringent at all.. very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob19a (68) - - AUG 29, 2016
13/20 Porter that's not too smokey. Coffee taste but pleasant. Hint of liquorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- schöne dunkle Farbe mit angenehm cremigem Schaum - Aromen nach getrockneten Früchten und einer leichten Kaffeenote - geschmacklich setzt sich dies dann auch in perfekter Balance so fort - hier kommt noch ein leichter überraschender Hopfentouch hinzu - ein wenig im Glas ruhen lassen, da – zumindest mir – die Kohlensäure ganz leicht zu hoch dosiert erscheint - eine leichte Säure im Abgang schließt den Genuss gelungen ab Fazit: Schönes und vor allem rundes Porter

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birocotsios (147) - - AUG 24, 2016
Dark brown with fizzy brown foam. Light sweet aroma of malts. Sweet taste with malts, chocolate and raisin notes. Sharp on the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettGT (179) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of licorice, figs, prune, coffee, mild roast. Pours out pretty black with a beige creamy head. Taste is better than the nose with more sweetness and intensity from the licorice, figs and coffee. Very balanced between bitterness and sweetness. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, toasty finish. Super easy drinking and nice flavours.


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