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RATINGS: 3016   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.8
beerdrinker101 (56) - USA - FEB 28, 2006
A very nice mixture of smoke, chocolate, and coffee. This is the best Porter I have tasted.

3.2
Lunkie (1963) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2006
Smokey malt sweet aroma. Dark brown colour with fair head and lacing. Malt hoop smokey flavour. Smooth palate.

4.2
zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2006
A lot of dark chocolate and coffee with a creamy mouthfeel. A lingering finish that’s very nutty. Earthy and rich.

3.2
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2006
This beer was very dark when poured and had a dark, thick head. There was a pleasant aroma and sharp flavor reminiscent of dark chocolate.

3.6
fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
12 oz bottle. Dark dark pour. Decent head that faded. Chocolate aromas that melded into the flavor. Porter dustiness on the finish. Pretty good for a porter.

3.8
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2006
A great porter for this strength. Dense and complex. It looks the business: an impenetrable teak with a fat tan cap that laced and lasted. And it smells great - much stronger than the 5.6% abv would suggest. It’s dominated by molasses, with vinous port-like notes, soy sauce, vanilla and nutmeg. Full, creamy mouthfeel. First impression is of sweet, milky coffee, perhaps with a tot of Kahlua in there, licorice root, giving way to a long burnt, dry finish. Figs and a bit of oak in there. Veeery long, phlegmy finish. Too dry and bitter to be sessionable but it makes a fine nightcap. (355ml bottle, IBS Perth, bb June 2007)

3.9
Rune (13508) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2006
355ml bottle (BB May07). Anchor Porter was introduced to Norwegians by Vinmonopolet in early September 05 and has since then been one of my favorite porters. Dark brown on colour. Expresso head that fades away slowly. Great lacing on the glass. Full bodied with delightful malty flavours. A powerful beer with a long, dry finish.

2.3
nolankowal (939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Dark brown pour with a tan head. A malty aroma, some chocolate and the odor of... orange circus peanuts?The flavor come on with chocolate, pear puree, and burnt coffee. Malty on the tounge with a slighty bitter finnish. I don’t know if this is a bad batch or what...whatever it is...this.

2.8
mabjork (693) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2006
Bottled.Dark brown in colour, beige white head. The aroma is that of burnt malt and smoke. The flavour is a smoky experience with burnt malt.

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thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2006
Dark brown, almost black with a good, lacing tan head. Delicious chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Roasted flavours prevail, but there is good chocolatey sweetness underneath. Soft and surprising light, almost fluffy texture. Overall, a wonderfully complex porter that avoids being too heavy.


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