RATINGS: 3078   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 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 (25809) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 re-rate: licorice, molasses aroma. almost black with a small tan head. flavor is very roasty with chalky black malts, burnt toast, molasses, licorice and a hint of smoke. medium bodied. wow...i love this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2005
35,5 cl Bottle. Good nice deep ddark brown allmost black in colour. Little aroma, of some roasted malt. Nice smooth flavor of choclate malt and some bitterness in the end. A nice easy to drink porter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Tap and bottle. Dark black, you cannot see through this brew. It has a very strong chocolate and coffee taste. Nice hoppy aroma and sweet taste, with a somewhat bitter dark chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Highly recommended very good!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1635) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Bottle. Bottled on: 02/28/05. Near jet-black pour with a thick, fluffy dark-khaki head that leaves a good bit of lacing. Lots of vanilla beans, anise, Bakers chocolate, coffee and hops in the aroma. Roasty and toasty without any of that burnt taste so common to those aromas. Starts off like a rich, lightly toasted wheat bread with dark chocolate and anise. Finishes with just enough bitter hops. Delicious. Solidy medium-bodied. Not the best porter Ive had, but pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Black as night with a thick full tan head. The smell of sweet malted barley screams drink me!. Strong roasted malt sweetness, with a coffee flavor. The hops are plentiful but not overpowering, a nice blend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Poured a deep black with a nice thick, tan head. Great, full, round aroma with cherry, strawberry, hearts of palm, mocha, a little chocolate, and an enveloping aroma that I recognize but cant pin down and its driving me nuts. Nice robust, malty, smokey flavor that was great but unfortunately had a very watery, cat piss finish that really ended up bogging down an otherwise great beer.

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