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RATINGS: 3075   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours a pure, dark brown with a nice, foamy tan head. Aroma of nice chocolate and coffee. Very malty. Taste is pure smoothness. Nice and creamy with a great finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2005
Pours jet black with beige head. Aroma is divine, with raisins, toffee and christmas galore. Full mouthfeel and a taste to match. One of the best beers Ive ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Bottle: Dark dark brown, large foamy light brown head, sticky lacing. Roasted malt nose, loads of apple skin. Rich malt flavor, roasted of course, with quite a bit of light fruit (apple, pear) skin. Very simply, but elegant, clean, and tasty. Full bodied, medium to full mouthfeel. Low hop presense, no real heavy coffee or chocolate, just good ol fashion roasted malty goodness with a pale fruit kick.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Pours like motor oil. Christ, its beautiful! Black with thick creamy brown head. lacy. Settles a la Guinness but more quickly. A perfect looking brew. Smells smoky and lightly of chocolate. Very nutty smelling. Taste has lots of that nutty flavor to it as well. Malty with coffee flavors. Also some hints of bitter chocolate but the nuttiness rules this beer. Bitter-sweet finish. Smoky with a thick mouthfeel. Damn this is a good porter. Complex and just plain tasty. Very drinkable for me. Havent picked any of this up in years. Not the best but a great robust big porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Pours dark with beige head. Aroma rich with chocolate and coffee which carry through to the flavor also. Well bodied and balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Strong coffee aroma with chocolate undertones. Not too thick for a porter, which is good, because I couldnt stop drinking this stuff. Rich mocha flavor with a subtle hops kick. A little more carbonated than I expected. Could be the best porter Ive had yet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Bottle. Nice deep brown color with just the barest hints of ruby showing when backlit. Medium lived off-white head fades down to a ring and leaves fair lacing. Deep aromas of chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied. A bit astringent. Flavors are highly roasted grain, bordering on burnt. Pleasant coffee flavor. Fairly nice coating texture. Adequate hop bitterness at the finish balances out this porter quite nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2005
pours black with thin off white head. aroma is molassis, coffee and chocolate. taste is molassis, bitter dark chocolate. and barely a hint of coffee and a little hops. has a thin yet creamy and lasting mouthfeel if thats possible.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2694) - California, USA - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 Black body, light tan head. Aroma is chocolately English style, some caramel and roast. Medium to light body, quite drinkable. Solid porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26430) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 29, 2005
Bottled. Black opaque, brown huge foamish head. Fruitish and roasted aroma, with some caramellish hints. Sweetish banana flavour at first, and the sweetness grows in finish and then turns into a grapefruitish dryness in aftertaste. Mouthdrying.


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