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RATINGS: 3036   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Aroma: Weak. Hard to distinguish anything. (Bar caused?) Appearance: Thin, non-existent head. Dark black color. Palate: thick mouthfeel, a little dry. Flavor: almost like a typical porter + anchor steam mixed together. Complex vanilla and roasted nut malt. Overall, I gave this a good score because it tasted good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 6, 2005
The bottle poured a thick black liquid with a small, tan, creamy head that became thin after a time and lasted quite long leaving nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is of sweet fruit - banana and cherry, I believe. The initial flavor was of sweet fruit, malt, and dark roasted nuts. There was a brief bitter middle that matured to a nice alcohol warmth that lasted for a long time. The texture was smooth as velvet. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Mmmmm... a nice and lovely porter with plenty of body and kick to keep you interested. Nice coffee and caramel tones make this one a good choice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Pours a thick, dark black with a touch of ruby. Thin, tan head with good lacing. Nose is all malt. Taste of sweet, dark malt, grain, a bit of raisin and a hint of licorice and hoppy bitterness. Palate is well-balanced and complex with a body thats neither too heavy, nor too thin. Feels just right around the mouth. Quite good. Would buy again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Zis ist ein gut Englander style porter. Black malt be biting my tongue unt ze hops are plenty too. Beautiful head zat lasts unt gut lacink. Like mein zailor bud zays, "Lets weigh ze Anchor!"
Earlier Rating: 2/26/2005 Total Score: 4.2
A beautiful beer, thick tan colored head that lasts and lasts, rich mouthfeel with a taste of roast barley and black malt, generous hopping balances out this beer which finishes a bit hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2005
Bottled. Light brown head on top of a black beer. Excellent aroma of citrussy hops, roast and malt. Almost perfumed. The flavor is full of taste with raisins and light roastiness. Relatively high carbonation and pleasant mouthfeel. Excelletn beer, but even better on tap!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Tap at Flying Saucer. Very nice porter. Some choc and coffe flavor. Goes down very very easy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Aroma seems roasted cherry. Another beer that goes down great! Smooth, rich dark beer with deep rosted flavor & coffee & chocolate tones. Fullers is better

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishRed1983 (33) - USA - FEB 18, 2005
Dark in color with a smooth even taste. Rich taste with hints of burnt nut / coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2005
(12 oz botte) Pours almost opaque ruby with a tan frothy head. Leaves a pretty solid lacing throughout the glass. Tastes of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts and finishes with slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit oily but not unpleasant. I like this mix although it is a bit sweet.


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