steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with quickly disappearing head. Nose is of licorice, sweet and chocolate malt. Flavor is chewy, smoky and bitter all at the same time. Very drinkable porter. Nice bitter, lingering finish.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very yummy porter. Iíve had only one other beer from Anchor...needless to say I have been impressed with it and with this, the porter. Iím becoming more of a fan of porters as time goes by, and this helps
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
wow,,i forgot how awesome this beer is..my grandpa was making barbeque spareribs the other day,,and i picked some of this stuff up to compliment it,..GREAT..dark color, nice tan head..aroma makes we want to stop smelling and start drinking...and drinking.get some
alehead (17) - womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is it folks...the only porter youíll ever need. (imo)
Iíve only tasted about 5 different porters and I donít think I have to search any further, except for Fullers. Iíll give that one a try when I have an extra 38 bucks. I canít get singles in my area so I have to splurge every once in a while. In this tasty beverage you get a hoppy choco-coffee licorice treat. Perfectly balanced flavors. A tad sweet. Definately worth 29 bucks a case. A true porter classic! Try some, youíll be glad you did...cheers!
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 (Rerate, prev 9-4-8-4-16) Almost black colored, brown head vanished quickly. Rich and roasted porter aroma, with notes of sweetness, fruitiness, berries and chocolate. Medium bodied, dry ending with lasting bitterness. Chocolate flavor with strong roasted coffee, aftertaste is very lasting with coffee, berries and sweetness. Maybe too sweet for my taste, still excellent porter.
TBone (13693) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby, almost opaque black. Cloudy beautiful expresso head. Roasted and berry aroma. Medium-bodied, roasted, crisp and hoppy flavor. Aftertaste has soapy and sweet hoppyness.
MiP (14046) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 Bottle. Black colour with light brown head. Aroma of malt, pineapple, licquorice. Quite roasted, maltyflavour with a hint of sourness. Aftertaste is a good balance between sweet and bitter. 6 4 7 4 15
Bottle, 5.6%. Sweet coffee aroma. The flavour also has sweet coffee notes. Fresh-ground coffee aftertaste. 6 3 6 3 16
zach8270 (3793) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Dark brown color with a thick and creamy tan head. Light sweet, chocolate malt aroma. Smooth and sweet aroma of chocolate, some roasted malts and a nice brown sugar middle with a slightly bitter coffee finish. Very nice porter.
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown and a tan creamy head. Aroma was of chocolate malts, and slightly sweet. Flavor was smooth, and sweet, but not too sweet. This is a very nice porter.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big foamy head. Dark brown color. Faint sweet malty aroma. Nice soft mouthfeel. Spicy and a little alcoholic up front, fading to a roasty, brown sugar taste towards the end. Well crafted, I would love to have this off cask!