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RATINGS: 3006   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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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3.5
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (1618) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Very dark brown although clear.. deeep ruby highlites when held to a light ... lite tan head with very little lacing. Aroma is roasted grains and restrained chocolate.. very clean.. does not have alot if any fruitiness... this brew is pretty much room temp and only the slightest smell of hops. Flavor is nice.. body is great and inviting... sorta caramelly sweet.. big brown grains and chocolate malts.. not astringent at all.. very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob19a (39) - - AUG 29, 2016
13/20 Porter that's not too smokey. Coffee taste but pleasant. Hint of liquorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blueshawk (82) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- schöne dunkle Farbe mit angenehm cremigem Schaum - Aromen nach getrockneten Früchten und einer leichten Kaffeenote - geschmacklich setzt sich dies dann auch in perfekter Balance so fort - hier kommt noch ein leichter überraschender Hopfentouch hinzu - ein wenig im Glas ruhen lassen, da – zumindest mir – die Kohlensäure ganz leicht zu hoch dosiert erscheint - eine leichte Säure im Abgang schließt den Genuss gelungen ab Fazit: Schönes und vor allem rundes Porter

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
birocotsios (138) - - AUG 24, 2016
Dark brown with fizzy brown foam. Light sweet aroma of malts. Sweet taste with malts, chocolate and raisin notes. Sharp on the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettGT (152) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of licorice, figs, prune, coffee, mild roast. Pours out pretty black with a beige creamy head. Taste is better than the nose with more sweetness and intensity from the licorice, figs and coffee. Very balanced between bitterness and sweetness. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, toasty finish. Super easy drinking and nice flavours.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerUnited (44) - - AUG 17, 2016
My first 5. Cannot mark it down in any area ergo it’s a home run. Pours red hued black with large creamy head. Head smells of vanilla with smokey. Very sweet and rich tasting. Full-bodied. Dark notes of toffee, fudge, parkin, treacle and coffee balanced by lighter /sweeter nuances of vanilla and lactose. Intense finish with cocoa toffee and smoke. I could talk about it all day but quite frankly you should just go out and try it. Top quality porter from a great brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lotsalaughs (157) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
Dark brown pour with beige head. Toasted grain and dark fruit, coffee/cocoa aromas. Watery mouthfeel with a mild carbonation. Taste is more dark roast with lasting bitterness. Finishes slightly chalky, with a building bitterness. Decent porter-easy drinking dark beer as expected it should be, but a bit pricey. Not the first overrated offering from Anchor!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mice (783) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Musta olut, suklaisella tuoksulla. Maussa suklaata, pehmeyttä, loistava porter, ei liian vahva.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gehbe (178) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 8, 2016
Pours dark brown with a big light brown head. Rich aroma of prunes, raisins, bread, toffee, dark bread crust, smoke, hints of chocolate and coffee. Perfectly balanced taste. Creamy texture, medium carbonation and body. Amazing, one of the best porters I’ve tried.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IOzh (121) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - AUG 7, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, biscuit, coffee. Medium to light body with soft carbonation. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter with dry finish.


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