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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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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredthecat (328) - - AUG 18, 2013
lots of roast smell, ashiness, coffee. taste is minerally, hard, somewhat bitter and full of roastiness. mouthfeel is slightly overcarbonated for me. dark, dark brown. i was disappointed, though i can see it being impressive for an original microbrew and having an important place in beer history. (not scored with these regards in mind)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wojanex (161) - warszawa, POLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Punkty za historię, ale to porterek z syndromem rozwodnienia, za saby, zbyt wiotki, nieszczeglny.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
erikaraeb (51) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Nice malty flavour, but rather watery and one-dimensional. Dont really understand the hype around this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mieszal92 (180) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAY 16, 2017
Bought this little cute bottle to try this legend. Nose of chocolate and caramel. Black with nice pale brown head. Mouth: sour, sweet, Podpiwek/kwas chlebowy, too carbonated, watery. Nice red fruits, plum. Little astringent and very sticky, coca-cola on tooth. Yes, sourness, carbonation and loads of caramel make me not appreciate this beer as much as I expected. I think Żywiec Porter is as little as 5% worse only. Probably fulfills all the style requirements, seems I like unusual porters than.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saesenthessis (37) - Krakw, POLAND - APR 28, 2017
Pours black, beige head, lacing. Aroma of chocolat, sweet, sugary, roasted malts, licorice, touch of dark fruits. Taste is well balanced with sweetness and roasted malts, medium bitterness, dark chocolatate, licorice, some carameland dark fruits. Medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
amfinkel (3) - California, USA - APR 25, 2017 does not count
Anchor Porter will always hold a special place in my life. From the time I was in high school, every Xmas eve my best friend and I would drink the Anchor Porters and Anchor Steams from his fathers fridge during our family parties. The smell of the porter and the vision of that label bring back wonderful memories. It is not the best porter that I have ever consumed, but it is the one I love the most.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonGregorio (317) - POLAND - APR 24, 2017
Bottle. Black colour, creamy beige head with excellent duration. Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee, some nuts. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter, chocolate, nuts, coffee, light caramel and dark fruits, roasty with a bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation, smooth texture. Classic, very tasty, balanced and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alvaro78 (462) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 21, 2017
Aromas a tostado y torrefacto Buen aspecto y espuma persistente En boca maltosa y chocolate al principio para un final amargo y seco

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blariacum (74) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2017
Fles. Aardige porter, maar niet super bijzonder in smaak. Bij mijn aantekening in 2014 2,5 sterren.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (824) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2017
Dark red-brown with one finger beige-brown head. Aroma is roasted dark malts, chocolate, orange, light citrus and coffee beans. Taste is roasted malts, bitter coffee, dark chocolate, orange and a light uplifting citrus twist. Medium mouthfeel, light to medium carbonation and rich malty aftertaste with a hint of banana.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (560) - - APR 8, 2017
Dark colar color with a fluffy light brown head of foam. Intense and lush aromas and flavors of dark chocolate, roasted barley, and burnt caramel. Has a nutty edge to it as well. Very rich and satifying as a desset beer.


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