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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (540) - ROMANIA - MAR 28, 2015
Pours pitch black with a beige head. Roasted, coffee, light chocolate aroma. Flavor is sweet and bitter with notes of roasted malt, coffee, light hoppy and fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (98) - BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2015
355cc bottle. Pours dark brown with a dark beige head. Very pleasant toastiness. Mainly coffee with some fruit. Some sweetness but then the roast malt/hops finish it bitter. Very nice "Stouty" Porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2015
Dark brownish color with a fine beige head. Ok lacing. Bready, coffee and roasted aroma. Medium (+) body. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. Toffee, coffee, roasted and a bit fruity flavor. Nice and tasty porter.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Kiellandsplass in Oslo, Norway]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
przemek836 (14) - POLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Kolor: czarny z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana: beżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, puszysta, zwarta, dość obfita. Zapach: suszone śliwki, czekolada, owoce. Smak: niskie nasycenie, aksamitne, półwytrawne. W smaku przyjemna czekoladowa słodycz zbalansowana średnią goryczka. Bardzo delikatne ale bogate w smaku zarazem. Bardzo pijalne. W smaku przypomina czekoladowe pralinki z nadzieniem śliwkowym, rodzynkami. Nuty palone i orzechowe. Na podniebieniu pozostaje czekoladowo-kawowy posmak. Ładnie ułożone. Bardzo dobry porter. Momentami przypomina łagodnego RISa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (102) - SPAIN - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Average brownish head with good retention. Very dark brown, though clear. Aroma is toasted, fruity (prune), chocolate and coffee hints. Flavours are roasted malt, burnt dried fruits and coffee. Medium body, medium carbonation, some acidity with roasty bitter aftertaste. Strong and very good porter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (351) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2015
Very dark, small head. Aromas of molasses, soy, plums, cherries and dark chocolate. Taste has caramel, stewed cherries, hop bite and a little umami. Medium bodied, spicy and drinkable. Really quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigericsports (15) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
This Porter has a nose of dried dark fruit think prunes, figs and raisins,light coffee, cocoa powder and toasted barley, creamy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5574) - Utah, USA - MAR 15, 2015
12oz bottle from the state store
Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head that dissipates quickly, some light lacing. Aroma is roast, caramel, bready, bitters and chocolate. Taste is roasty, caramel, chocolate and bitter
Ok, clean

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (434) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Appearance is almost black, a two finger beige head which clings a bit. Aroma- caramel, biscuit, milk chocolate, bread, malts. Taste- smooth chocolate, milk, roast malt, burnt toast, chocolate hob nob, bitter chocolate, dry roast finish. Tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tripplebeer (54) - - MAR 14, 2015
nice porter, bread, chocolate - coffee toasted notes, lively carbonation, smooth, easy drinkable...good


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