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RATINGS: 3050   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours a dark brown, not black, has some mocha colored edges. Huge head, huge. Fluffy and bone white. Smell is certainly not overpowering, but I can detect the roasted malts, maybe even some floral honey scents. Tastes much like the scent, doesnt get in its own way. Hops have more of a play than I would have thought. Mouthfeel is creamy but not overly thick. Roasted malt is more noticeable in the back as this beer warms. Overall, a soild Porter.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerGantzel (403) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2017
Aroma of dark roasted malt and rye, notes of fruits. Medium sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Average soft carbonation and full body. A great and very traditional porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MGantzel (256) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2017 Denne porter har et sort udseende med et svagt hvidt skum. llen har en rug aroma og smager trt og traditionelt. Cremet fornemmelse. Lav karbonering.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewLieutenant33 (1) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017 does not count
Good beer. Complex with rich notes of burnt coffee beans, nuts, licorice. The strong bitter taste overpowers the flavors but this does add a nice final dimension. The bitter after taste is very long. Nice colour and smooth light carbonation. Love the start, dont care for the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JavitxuSoto (16) - SPAIN - FEB 15, 2017
Botella 33cl. Color negro con notas rub al trasluz, espuma beige de buena retencion. En nariz cafe y fruta negra.En boca el regaliz negro te llena la boca, aparecen al calentar notas de platano con un final amargo muy interesante.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jon3s (32) - - FEB 9, 2017
Colour: black Foam: huge, frothy w/ brownish head Smell: Roasted and sweet malts, dark/rye bread, soy sauce, liquorice, dark chocolate, nuts, even some floral and caramel notes. Taste: rather sweet, rye bread, roasted malts, chocolate, and liquorice. Nice, soft carbonation. Really balanced beer, slightly bitter towards the end. Quality brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PowY (435) - AUSTRIA - FEB 4, 2017
355 ml bottle. Pours black with a light brown creamy head. Intense aroma of mild roasted malt, mild coffee, caramel some herbal notes and a little smokey. Medium body with a low carbonation, a light sweetness and a light bitterness. Flavors of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, light licorice notes. Very well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oxytocin (56) - - FEB 4, 2017
355 ml black, with off white rather creamy head. dried fruits, smokey, peppermint, alcoholic roasty, sweet, medium bitterness, medium to full body, creamy to watery texture, soft carbonisation

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesper86 (84) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2017
Coffee, chocolate and slight banana in the smell. Creamy, coffee, chocolate mousse. Bitterness could be slightly less for me personally, but its well-balanced. Creamy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_rookie (492) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Pours a very black. Not opaque at all. Not even ruby. About three fingers beige head. Good retention, great lacing.

Aroma is winey, bubblegum. Figs, maybe a touch of dates. Smokey, maybe some oak. Or is it earthy hops?

Taste is char. Malty. Creamy and rich. Dark fruit and cherry. Caramel. Some molasses. No coffee, no chocolate.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Good carbonation, not too much. A little sticky. A little bitter, semi dry.

Overall, I dont understand the high ratings. Its okay, its not amazing. I would buy it again ONLY because the ratings are so high, to give it another chance. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (3278) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Almost black color. Aroma: caramel, wine, fruit esters and dark dried fruits. Taste: velvety caramel and wine, a bit of prunes and chocolate. Good.


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