bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown color, beige head. Roasty coffee nose. Roasty coffee flavors in the start also. thin middle. dry slightly bitter finish. Average Porter. I am not impressed with Anchor so far.
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly rich for a porter. Tasted more coffee than chocolate. Had a funky taste that I just canít pinpoint. The same taste is prevelant in their Steam and Liberty beers. Strange.
leaparsons (7069) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich and satisfying. Sweetish black coffee is what springs to my mind. Very nice.
DrBeer (825) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-black-brown beer with good head. Chocolate and blue cheese in the aroma. Molasses and honey in the mouth and then some bitterness. One of the best porters out there
zenbrew99 (20) - USA - APR 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great porter. Good beer with meals. Nice coffee taste. Good head.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This will probably sound crazy - but I swear I taste the slightest hint of banana in this beer! it has a really great taste and beautiful color.
Dogbrick (6041) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good Porter and is one of the best that you can get readily and at a good price. I like Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter more but not much. Great coffee flavor and dry roasted chocolate bean impression. I will definitely get this again.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good porter.
Darkover (1498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2004 Big dark head with lots of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, licorice and dark fruits. Very rich and sweet. Flavor of roast, chocolate, raisons and figs.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Re Rate: 4/13/02. A six for aroma. What was I thinking? This beer has an incredible aroma. Maybe my favorite beer from a stellar brewery. Nice deep rich color. Not a whole lot of head. Huge malty chocolate taste that is nicely balanced with a bit of hop bitterness. A fine porter.