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RATINGS: 2948   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZafpaSoath (5) - - FEB 8, 2016 does not count
Creamiest head you can get, with strong aroma! Really dark true color! I enjoyed it till the last drop! Must taste!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (381) - SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2016
355ml bottle, watching Super Bowl. Dark, dark brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet chocolate aroma, taste is similar. Very smooth

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schlumpfhunter (76) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2016
Farbe: schwarz Schaum: braun, leicht sämig Nase: rauchig verbranntes Malz, bitter, Holz, dunkle Erde, später leicht dunkel-schokoladig. Geschmack: sehr feinperlig, mit vielen Perlen, also erst mal recht frisch auf der Zunge. Dann kommt natürlich der Rauchhammer, dann wirds aber im Abgang überraschend süß und leicht: Karamellmalz. Ist auch bitter, das merkt man am ehesten im Nachgeschmack, aber nicht negativ, da auch das karamell dableibt. Wat’n Bier!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle at the standing order. Pours black, nose is roasted, chocolate, liquorice, taste is similar, creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonio369 (49) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2016
355ml bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured black with a small light brown head that disappeared quickly. Aromas of roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, dark fruits, honey, walnuts. Taste pretty much a continuation of the aroma, very malty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, dark fruits, some hops in the background. Full body with a creamy, sticky and somewhat dry finish. Overall a very good tasting Porter. It’s a shame my glass is already empty. Loved it...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Morghar (37) - POLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Aroma of honey, dry fruits, cranberry, and something like roasted malt o.0 Aroma is similar hint of honey, coffee, some ash, some dry fruits (mainly plums). low bitterness, medium-high carbonation, a little biting. Decent porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (907) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 30, 2016
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen on 2 December. Pours black with an off white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Dry cocoa bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NallePalle (401) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml. Overall pleasant, well balanced porter. Carbonation is felt, but not too prominent. Had this with thai food (prawns) at home, would try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kacyper (814) - Łęczna, POLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Butelka. Aromat kawy zbożowej, czekolay mlecznej. W smaku goryczka lekka, trochę jakby popiołowe, niesamowicie głakie, słodkawe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
peponi (1047) - Mainz, GERMANY - JAN 26, 2016
Aroma: roasted malt, caramel, bitter chocolate. Appearance: deep brown color and amazing beige head. Taste: low bitterness, roasted malts, caramel, coffee, bitter chocolate, slightly acid, dry, smooth. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Amazing porter, really drinkable and roasted. Prima.

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