RATINGS: 3074   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (2474) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Ah how I love the Anchor bottle shape..wonderful. well this is an extremelly lovelly beer to look at dark dark brown, fantastic looking tan head..just fills up my glass like it should! Good potent aroma of roasted, toasted malts, somewhat milky..and baking chocolate in the back. Nice satisfying chocolaty taste, dark-semi-sweet.. Some restrained flavours of dark ripened fruits..black cherries, figs and dark purple plums.creamy finish. Great on the palate..very creamy and smooth A wonderful example of a porter..I have to wonder why I have never had this beauty before. This is an American classic every bit as much as their Liberty Ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Opaque nearly-black brown, thick, with a short-lived sudsy brown head. Aromas of coffee, molasses, coffee, peanut butter, prunes, raisins, earth and yeast. Tastes wonderfully malty, with sweet notes of dark fruit, molasses, coffee, yeast and ginger. It finishes with a good herbal hop bitternes and lingering malt and yeast. Thick and chewy. Stronly malted and.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Pours close to black with a nice head. Tastes of roasted chocolate and coffee, thick and slightly creamy. Lots of great things have come out of San Fracisco, but this has to be one of the best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Pours dark almost black with a thin tan head. Nice carbonation. Bitter chocolate smell and taste. The aftertaste has a weird bit of funk to it that I cant tell if its intentional or not. Its a decent brew, but the aftertaste is turning me off a bit. Was expecting a little more refinement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Deep, dark brown/ruby color. semi sweet chocolate, coffee and toffee flavors. Really smooth and tasty, like the perfect desert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2005
Lovely roasted aroma with hints of chocolate. Very dark brown beer with a lasting tan head. Fills the mouth nicely - almost creamlike and has powerful flavour of chocolate, coffee and dried fruit. Long pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Chocolate and slight coffee aroma witha hint of dried fruit. Nice, but not brilliant. Dark, dark brown with a beautiful, creamy, light brown head with very tiny bubbles...very creamy looking. Flavor is roasty chocolate and raisins witha sharp (rye?), creamy, metallic finish. The flavor is just off in this one, I dont care for the mineral/metallic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Great stuff. Dark brown with bown-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, chocolate and hop. Good body with roasty hoppy finish. Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Perhaps my favorite porter and the only beer Ive ever bought because I craved its deliciousness. It pours dark with a nice thick head. Well-balanced blend of coffee and chocolate flavors with a good note of licorice. Drinkable in large quantities. After I finish writing this review, I may just find myself at the package store purchasing another six pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25591) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2005
Dark brown colour almost black, with a tan head. Roasted aroma of coffee and hops, some chocolate too. Taste of chocolate and roasted malt, some coffee flavor too. Nice mouthfeel with a little bitterness.

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