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San Franciscoís 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mallons72 (156) - livonia, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This porter does not hold a candle to the MI porters (Founderís, Bellís). So light in every comparable category. Very disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy00 (42) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Nice brown pour with a 2 finger caramel colored head. Notes of caramel, and roasted nuts. Nice caramel flavor followed up by a touch of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (318) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
Completely dark bodied, small to medium sized tan head. Sweet alcohol nose, although it has only 5.6% ABV. Very nice coffee aroma, but maybe a little bit too sweet. Some dark fruit too, sweet chocolate. Medium to full body. Flat to soft carbonation. Very nice. Very nice indeed.
(Za Popenít 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (559) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle, 355 ml from Za Popent, Ljubljana. Pours black with tan head. Roasted malts aroma with some chocolate. Roasted malts and dried fruits in flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baton (31) - Łůdź, POLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with good head. Aroma: dried fruits, plum, chocolate, dark malts. Taste: dark chocolate, dried fruits, coffee. Medium body, small bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rockana (130) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 28, 2014
Purs dark brown, almost black color with minimal tan head. Aroma is chocolate, malt, dark fruit, a bit of coffee bitterness in there. Medium to full body. Sweet taste followed by some bitterness. Overall, pretty good one, but nothing to really amuse you like I thought it would be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (318) - CROATIA - JUN 27, 2014
Black color, average sized brownish head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, some fruitiness. Medium sweet taste with light bitter finish. Great porter!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
seanpg (23) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
Lots of porters but this is good for the style. Smoky toasty and roasty goodness. Nice easy drinking which I have had in bottle and fron brewery as a taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (403) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Hell yes. Anchorís Porter may be four decades old but this stuff still kicks ass. This is a quintessential Porter. Not-quite-black color, tan head, and a roasted flavor. On the nose, Porter gives you a lot of cocoa and some fresh coffee. Taste is less sweet than the smell might make you think. Toasted malt, coffee, and bitter chocolate create a dark, excellent harmony. Mouthfeel is rich and a bit sticky. You know youíre doing something right when your 40-year-old recipe is still considered one of the best for the style. The brewers at Anchor can rest easy knowing that Porter still rocks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2034) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin [260614]
Thought this was a re-rate...didnít think I hadnít rated it before
Pitch black, big tan head, nice lacing
Aroma of rich quite sweet dark malts, some spicy hop in there, sweet dark sugars, very soft roast
Taste as aroma, slight liquorice, not a particularly complex porter but some nice dark bit spicy malts in there
Palate - Soft carb., medium body, soft creamy. Finish is soft bitter, now getting a bit of chocolate on the tail
Overall - Iíd liked to have more than in this wee bottle, little roast in here, itís mainly dark malts - quite a decent porter

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Xavalias (34) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle from Magasin du Nord, Kgs Nytorv, DK. Pours black with huge creamy tan head. Intense sweet smell of ripe fruits, sweet botrytized muscat wine. Aroma is complex with dried plums, raisins, figs, dates, caramel, roasted malts. Palate is sweet but not too much

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