RATINGS: 3037   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2004
bottle. Color; dark, dark ruby black. Nice sweet malty aroma. Very sweet chocolate-malt taste. Nice slight hopped finish. This beer wowed me, so sweet and full flavored. I would reccomend this one!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Sampled at the Virginia Touch in Berryville, Virginia. Pours black with a good-sized off-white head. Roasted, slightly chocolatey aroma. More of the same in the flavor, slightly tart. Very nice smoky finish. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2004
a solid porter, pours dark brown, almost black, less than average head. thick burnt taste of caramel. it was impossible to drink this quickly. a wide bodied hearty porter, would probably be great with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2004
Bottle. Black with cream/tan head. Low carbonation which is good. Full bodied with a strong burnt caramel molasses flavour. Tastes like this beer has been boiled to caramel, fairly bitter. OK but not really to my taste I prefer the Fullers Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 10, 2004
A deep brown color with a creamy tan head and sticky lacing. The head retention is low, but maintains a decent layer. Smells of malt, caramel roasted grains and coffee, with is a surprising presence of fruitiness. Flavor has a rich sweet start and a roasty hop finish. Palate is medium to full bodied, creamy and effervescent with a full lasting bite at the end. Anchor Porter maintains characteristics of a higher gravity beer with a good balance, and more chutzpa than many others of the style without going extreme.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Chocolate and vanilla aroma with caramel and fruit. Dark, dark brown in color with a beautiful dense tan head. Appetizing flavors of malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, cola. Super rich in body. Finishes with a unique wine like quality and nice hop bite. One of the best porters in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Pours dark brown with small tan head that lasts a minute. Sweet malt chocolate aroma. Some chocolate and coffee in the flavor, but something else I cant pinpoint. Maybe brown sugar? Very crisp dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2004
Bottle: Rich, dark brown coloring. Nose contains hints of bitter-sweet chocolate, coffee, malt and a smack of hops. Smooth going down with the same coffee and chocolate esssence in the heavily roasted malt front-end but a nice amount of hops following to keep it non-cloying thus providing a clean finish. Top shelf!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Tasted at 54 degrees. Pours black with a khaki colored head. Sweet, roasted head, not spectactular. Drinking it with the frothy head, which sticks around awhile, is much like drinking a cappacino. Bittersweet chocolate, coffee flavors. The hops come through and add a flowery, citrusy flavor. Nice mouthfeel. I dont know why, but after it has sat for a few minutes and after I have taken a few drinks, the nose is a whole lot more apparent, and somewhat different from the first one. It smells malty and sweet, there is something else, maybe a woodsy smell? Almost what bourbon might get from the cask, vanilla and smokiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Pours a rich, dark brown-black...with a frothy, thick head. Smells of stout coffee topped off with chocolate. Body is full and hearty, but very creamy. Just enough sweetness to make it feel like dessert, but not enough to be overpowering. Great coffee flavors mixed with molasses...good bitterness. The is a fantastic porter from a great brewery.

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