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RATINGS: 3066   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
San Francisco’s 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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3.8
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
A good malt-flavor to it. A really good beer. I'd encourage anyone to try it.

3.6
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Dark and traditional with a crisp finish and not too much sweetness. Reminds me of Yuengling but with a better mouthfeel and more attentuation. Pretty good, but not exceptional.

4.1
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Dark dark brown in color, almost black (when held in direct light, there is a hint of a ruby color), with a medium dark tan head. Nice coffee-like aroma. Thick, satisfying taste, crisp and malty with a mildly hoppy finish. Good aftertaste. My only complaint is that the head wasn't thick enough. Besides that, wonderful porter.

4.1
freekyp (2235) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2004 Deep chestnut brown with thick tan head. Aroma is thick with raisin and prominent whisky notes. Lacing is thick. Slightly sweet with a bitterness that creeps up on you after the swallow. Rich and flavorfull in the malt department. A prince amongst paupers.

4
jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2004 deep brown, almost opaque, like a good porter should look. very thin beige head. aroma is fairly light, but notes of licorice and malt--some smoked cheddar even?. body is excellent... full-bodied, with awesome roast and maltiness. really smooth and extremely balanced. slightly bitter, coffee aftertaste, but an excellent beer overall.

3.8
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Deep dark brown color with a thick tan head. There are very noticable roasted coffee and chocolate malts in the aroma. There is a brief hop flavor but then the roasted goodness of this beer takes over and becomes the flavor that lingers in the mouth.

4.1
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 16, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2004 Excellent but unusual porter that features a fairly sweet fruitiness up front with a mildly bitter, dark roasted maltiness and a yeasty flavor taking over in the finish; The fruity sweetness also dominates the nose and is reminiscent of English style porters; Black in color and opaque; Large, frothy head is dark tan in color and has excellent retention; Lacing is stubborn at first, sliding down the glass rather than sticking, but eventually grabs hold in small amounts

3.8
Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Classic deep color and a distinct shot of hop and alcohol before the roasted malt takes over! A nice edge on the finish makes this one a little different for me in the under-appreciated Porter group! I seem to be going back to this style more often lately! Very consistent!

4.2
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Very dark brown. Firm,creamy,khaki,head. Nice patchy lace. Aromas of malt(tar,roasty),and some leafy hops. Oily,extremely creamy,palate. Great roasty,cocoa,burnt flavors. Bittersweet finish..roasty and sweet. Excellent porter,will buy this more often.

3.7
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Bottle pours a dark red black with a tan head and good lace. The aroma is of roasted malt and hops. The flavor is roasty malt, fairly hopped, and just overall nice for a Porter with a rich mouthfeel. Overall, a decent Porter, but very much like liquid dark chocolate.


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