tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly sweaty, dry, bready, pumpernickel and rye aroma. Clear chestnut brown body with ruby highlights and low tan head that recedes to partial cover. Bready rye-like character with plenty of raisins and floral tones. Medium-light body with fair effervescence. Bottle enjoyed with muzzlehatch, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahoganey body, creamy tan head. Aroma has chocolate, wet dog, and vanilla tobacco. Slight spice and chocolate in taste, with some tree rook. Some smoked vanilla tobacco as well... Pretty good!
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, nutty and roasted malt aroma. A deep reddish brown with a humongous two finger thick tan head. Some fruity sweetness in the fore..starts out with raisin and cherries and ends with a bit of chocolate covered cherry sweetness. Very big malt profile. Very pleasant aftertase. A touch of smokiness in the far aftertase. A very good looking beer I have to say. The head is creamy and firm which just invites you to take a sip.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mahogony color with a nice beige head. Caramel aroma with some fruitiness and light roastiness. Lighter bodied than expected, but makes it more drinkable. Roasty flavor with some background chocolate and dark fruit. Nice lingering coffee flavors.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Densely clouded reddish brown, thick head formation. Dark fruit, burnt raisin bread aroma. Vary sweet malt palate, caramel, toffee with fruitcake, burnt raisins, some choclate.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur brune aux reflets rougeâtres parsemés d’une dense mousse beige. Arômes propres au style, caramel, toffee, grains, foin, grange et herbes. Légèrement sucré en bouche, malt rôti et aux réminiscences de noix grillées sur une touche de caramel. Corps d’épaisseur semi mince à moyenne, faible carbonatation, finale sèche nous quittant sur une note d’amertume prononcée. Merci Barry!
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have had this a few times, about time I got around to rating. The head is slightly yellowish and tops a dark brown body that has some orange highlights. The aroma is sweet donuts with bananas and pears. The taste is roasted and clean with black walnut shells. It also has a hint of molasses or maple. A decent bock, but I expected a little more from Anchor.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours to a medium beige head that thins out to a whispy swirl. Spotty lacing. The body is mahogany. The aroma is very strong. A touch hot. Bocky. The flavor is burnt chocolate and overly roasted malts. Thanks John, but I can’t say I liked this...
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to JPDIPSO for sharing this one! Deep chestnut in color, translucent when put to light, and a dark creamy tan rung along the edges. Rich dark chocolate powder and caramel throughout the aroma, accentuated by pecans and walnuts. Glides across the palate, drawing out brazed walnuts, chocolate and rye. Rich semi-sweet chocolate morsels and a little hint of smoke. Dactylically speaking, it’s a conundrum, but the flavor is solid. Toffee, Rolo like finish.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark color w/ a nice tan head and some good lacing. Smells of big sweet malt nice hop and plums w/ brown sugar. Palate is full and creamy yet ligh. Flavor is light carmel malt and not much else. I was dissapointed in the taste after the way it smelled.
Thanks to John for sharing.