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RATINGS: 3078   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (15340) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2011
This beer didnt stand out in my opinion. Standard black porter color, not much smell, average taste and decent mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle shared with Janis. Black, brown head. Very nice malty, burned malts, sweetness, raisins and hop.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (14985) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2007
NIce, relatively light, aroma of chocolate and malt. Through halgen the color is brown ruby, but without it is opaque. A nice tan head that does not wholly dissipate, and actually laces a bit. Medium mouthfeel that tends to collapse quickly as the mild carbonation leaves. The start is mild chocolate, and there is no toasted character. Some hop pops up, but its not strong. Very smooth, and it finishes relatively dry. Extremely drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14833) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015
Draft - Dark roast and molasses sweetness. Jet brown with a brown head. Bitter dark roast, nice sweetness and a bitter finish. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14736) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2006
Bottled, Black in color. Creamy lightbrown head . Aroma burned mild cofee. Sweet and bitter flavor

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (14530) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bottle poured a translucent blackwith red highlights and a large lasting amber head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal and a hint of chocolate. Palate was light to medium bodied, smooth yet crisp. Flavors of roasted malt, a hint of coca and charcoal with a crisp moderatly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (14351) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2007
Bottle conditioned, 355ml. Dark brown to black with beige head. Somewhat underflavoured porter with non of the fruitiness, tartness expected. There is a deep roasted malt note, chocolatey with some bitterness, reasonable palate but too sweet for a true porter. It looks overhyped in the marking to me, its really only average.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14288) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Bottle. Poured black with medium tan head. Aroma was full with malt, hops and sweet. Flavor was full bodied with same tones as aroma and smooth rich texture. The finish was not as full as other porters.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14257) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle at Bodeans Tower Hill. It pours very dark brown (near black) with a medium light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, cola, caramel, varnish and dark fruit. The taste is roasted malt, toast, varnish, caramel, nice bitterness, dark fruit and cola with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not complex, but smooth, well balanced and very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (14124) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 Delicious porter -- aroma is inviting chocolate roasted malt. Taste is of that, together with mild hops. For a porter, this beer is quite rich.


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