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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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Nutty, broody beer. It’s a very smooth brew with a burnt carmel finish. I find myself wishing it was a little colder right now because it has the makings of a great winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (168) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Oh, that’s good. The fruits sit up high in the flavour - ingredients from a great fruit crumble, with blackcurrant, cherries and a hint of plum as well. Roasted malts sit underneath, with some vanilla and subtle bitterness. Very dark, with a small white head. Body medium thick but smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
digopossobon (193) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
Aroma intenso de baunilha. Um pouco de mato e café no fundo. Belo creme denso e castanho. Negra e opaca como a noite. Ferrugem e defumação forte no sabor. Um pouco de caramelo, mas bastante amarga. Retrogosto forte e amargo. Bastante persistente. Boa mesmo essa cerveja!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cousin_Larry (328) - - SEP 20, 2014
Pours perfect. Aroma is coffee chocolate and very slight metallic. Body is fairly light and goes down very smooth. Flavor is interesting - not much chocolate or coffee. More metal than anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rotaman14 (41) - Falkensee, Brandenburg, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Pours dark brown, almost black color with minimal tan head. Aroma of rich quite sweet dark malts, some hops. Taste is dark fruit, followed by lots of chocolate. Didn’t quite stand up to my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (782) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Aroma is inviting chocolate roasted malt. Taste is of that, together with mild hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (315) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
A bang on porter that tastes like it sounds in the history books. Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, hops, coffee, and plums. Tastes plumy, vinous, roasted malts and dark fruits. Has the perfect porter body that is low in carbonation, very smooth and not too heavy. Has a bitter malt aftertaste and a touch of sourness. This beer was fun.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mircoas (91) - ITALY - SEP 7, 2014
33cl @ spina. Una scura ottima con sentori di cioccolato fondente e caffé. Da riprovare assolutamente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkos (196) - FINLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Almost black beer with a nice long lasting creamy head. Aroma is very malty, sweet syrupy, caramel, roast, raisins maybe and decent hoppiness. Taste is caramel and bready malts, a bit sweet, with bittering hops. Smooth. Really good porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (217) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 5, 2014
355 ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Black color with a nice thin brown head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and roasted. Taste pretty much the same with some dark fruits added. Sweet aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (310) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
Damn what a good Porter. As black as brown can get while still being brown, topped with a thin medium tan noggin. Smells of burnt toffee, dried cherries, raisins, molasses and toast. Bittersweet is the name of this Anchor’s game, the flavours play very interestingly on the tongue the whole time. It has a thinner body and livelier zip to it than I am used to for the style but it a welcome change. All I need is a pint a day.

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