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RATINGS: 3074   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
San Franciscos 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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2007 Aroma of smoked nuts and roast malt. The taste is sweetish malts and smokey bacon like goodness. An excellent porter probably the best iv ever had. Great stuff. Re-rate one dimentional thin porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (18000) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2005
Bottle from Utobeer. Very dark ruby colour with thick lasting beige head. Nice blackcurrant/blackberry fruit nose. Bit of liquorice and US hops too. Good in mouth and slightly oily. Finish has more black fruit and tar.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quinten (1062) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2005
bitter mistery taste, nice sweed yeast afterdrunk. its well made. but,...wat is the meaning of the commercial description part: "our old-fasioned porter,...its since 1974????

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
smeltfisher (45) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
I was told this could take on the traditional darks, but I found the head less creamy, the flavor thinner and sourer/bitter in the after-taste. Something about the carbonation bugs me, as with almost all the Anchor beers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2005
A good malty porter with some what burnt aroma. This could be the smokiness coming out just not in the right way. Good head with a deep dark brown color. Has a semi hoppy flavor which is odd to style with a nice malty flavor. Has somewhat of a metallic feel to the aftertaste. I think this is light affected. Needs more coffee flavor with maybe more time with the dark malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2005
A nice enough porter. Deep chocolate brown, creamy head. Definitely quite well hopped. Taste is dominated by piney bitterness on top of some coffee flavors. Smoth and nice to drink. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (915) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 Picked up a six pack of these at New Beer Distributors (NYC). Dark brown color and hoppy taste. A solid brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kgustaf (17) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Hoppy flavor, spicy and sweet, thick feel and low carbonation, smooth, creamy, long finish with herbal tones

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Deep brown with a thick head. Balanced roasted malt flavor, with fruity hints. Robust finish, with a dry, slightly hoppy aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
Pours black with a bubbley tan head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is molases, some chocolate, coffee, roastedness and dark fruits. Flaovr is roasted malt, chocolate, raisins. Very dry, especially in the finish. Texture is thin.


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