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RATINGS: 3020   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuanFlk80 (145) - SPAIN - OCT 28, 2016
Botella 33cl cervezasdiferentes.es Porter de sabor potente, noto sabor a regaliz negro, mas fuerte al calentar

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (227) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 24, 2016
Color marrón oscuro casi negro, opaco, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de dos dedos de grosor (muy cremosa y buena retención). Carbonatación imperceptible. Aroma a alcohol (extraño pero interesante, evidentemente no es como oler una ginebra o un vodka, es otro tipo de alcohol) y, si se agita, llega un poco de chocolate lejano pero perceptible. Sabor alcohólico placentero. No me pidan más porque si bien la disfruto, en boca me parece un tanto unidimensional. No encuentro notas de chocolate, ni de café, ni nada torrefactado o tostado. Me gusta pero pido más. Supongo que habrá otras Porter mucho mejores, pero ya lo descubriré.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (599) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
355ml bottle. Almost black appearance with a creamy one-two finger tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit. Taste: roasted malt, bitter coffee, some dark fruit. Full body, soft carbonation, oily creamy mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Roast and some caramel. Black pour with good head and lacing. Dark chocolate. Bittersweet finish. Bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dyum (9) - - OCT 15, 2016 does not count
Prezentuje się świetnie, to na pewno. Gęsta czapa puszystej piany, która praktycznie w ogóle nie redukuje się w trakcie picia i mocno oblepia szkło. Aromat raczej mało ciekawy. Głównie palone słody, niewiele ponad to. Smak również dosyć jednowymiarowy, nie zachwyca. Palone słody, jakaś kawa z cukrem i tyle. Byłoby nieciekawie, gdyby nie faktura tego piwa. Jest cudownie kremowe, gładkie, bardziej podobne do koktajlu niż piwa. Zdecydowanie największa zaleta tego porteru, przy dość przeciętnym smaku i aromacie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (3196) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2016 Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, herbal, a bit roasted. Taste is more chocolate, rather sweet, stays quite herbal. Low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
L_Lovecraft (263) - - OCT 7, 2016
Roasted malts, black with a brown head quite persistant, medium body, law/medium carbonation, quite bitter that remember me mountain herbs...not my favorite but a good porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hauxe (446) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2016
Pours black from the bottle. The crown is wonderfully creamy and lingers for the duration. An enticing aroma greets the nose: like lightly vinous with roasted coffee notes. All in all an attractive start. Taste bitter with roasted notes, lightly sour, and inflected with a light berry tang that grows stronger at the finish. Complex and well balanced. Body is full, lightly oily, with average carbonation. A very agreeable porter in every way, and all the more respect given that it was brewed without any added chocolate or coffee. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1982) - Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Black with a soapy light brown head. Beautifully complex dark malty. Earthy hops. Mild bitterness. Sweetness held in check. Semi dry. Not heavy or cloying, instead nice and easy. Has great character similar to a big stout but all in a small, low alcohol package. Absolutely fantastic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danioofp (68) - POLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Butelka, ciekawy porter warty zainteresowania, ciemne piwko z małą ilością alkoholu.

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