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RATINGS: 3086   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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DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2005
nice strong porter. stronger than many stouts I’ve tried inoffensive, but bold. better than alpha klaus which tries too hard like the schoolyard bully this is smooth and mellow. excellent

3.8
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Rich dark color that compliments the smooth texture quite well. Light brown creamy head atop creamy almost chocolate or coffee like flavors.

2.6
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2005
on tap-pours a brown creamy head with black color. Aroma is malty, chocolate. Taste is malty, chocolate. Even though this is not my style usually, nice.

4.3
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2005
An amazingly well balanced porter. Richly flavored with malted chocolate, light coffee, and something even creamier. The body is full and thick but not cloying, in fact it feels remarkably light and creamy on the tongue despite how full it is. Its almost impossible not to chase one sip with another.

4.5
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2005
Pours brown, but slightly lighter than I’m used to seeing in a porter with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt (coffee, chocolate, peppery) with some sweet caramel qualities. Taste is of chocolate, coffee and raisins. The roasted elements are not exaggerated as they can be on some porters which is a good thing. Mouthfeel is oily and thick. Finish is chocolatey with mellow bitterness. This is an excellent beer for its style.

3.7
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Bottle, at least a year old. Poured opaque brown. Caramel malty aroma with some roasty coffee flavors. The roasted aroma was very subdued, which I guess was a factor of its age. More coffee flavors with subdued roastiness and some chocolate.

3.8
jcr (2692) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2005
My first impression was "too thin, too carbonated." But I had changed my mind by the last sip. The aroma was a bit subdued — malts, nuts, hint of coffee. The flavor was a nice combination of roasted malts with a bitter-sweet hop bite. The mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat crisp owing to the bubbles. Yet the beer avoided a "watery" feel perhaps because of the malt presence. A straight-ahead porter that is done well.

3.9
Finn (7513) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2005
Very good looking - with a nice brownish head leaving filigree on the glass. A porter full of taste with coffee and chocolate in the foreground. A lasting aftertaste.

4
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Pours a black color with a small beige lacing for a head. Aroma is malty with roasted coffee overtones. Flavor is malty with roasted coffee and dark chocolate taste. Excellent porter.

3.8
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Pours black with a finger thick tan head. Aroma of malt and slight chocolate coffee. Medium to full mouthfeel with a bitter finish. Good porter.


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