Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 This should be the measuring stick for the porter style. Balances the malt and hops out nicely. Good rich chocolate/coffee taste and full bodied. This is just amazing. This has to be a top 5 porter for anyone who enjoys the style!
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black-brown with a creamy tan head. Fruity, burnt raisin aroma. Rich and decadent with roasted malt flavors and some sweetness to keep this in balance. Smooth from beginning to end.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a light brown head. The aroma is slightly smokey - but not enough for a porter. And the flavor is dominated by a sweet smoked taste - not my preference of a porter because of too little smoked malt - but a nice beer.
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wonderful porter. This beer has a dark brown color with a pleasing, potent aroma. Anchor Porter is smooth with a creamy, rich, almost 'chocolaty' flavor. This is an excellent choice to sit back and relax with.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
- deep, dark brown color with a light red toffee colored hue, light head, aroma is of bitter, roasted malt mixed with hops, light coffee/mocha aromas as well; rich roasted malt flavor, nice texture, a mix of sweetness – chocolate, and bitter roasted malt and hops
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a good porter! Dark brown/ruby. No carbonation. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is roasted and sweet with hints of coffee. It's very creamy and smooth. Really good stuff!
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2004 Big nose of sweet coffee & chocolate. Small, med-brown head, gone fairly quick. At first taste there is not much at all, but after about 5 seconds, a soothing milky coffee coating washed over my mouth. This porter manages to do something very few other can: be smooth on the tongue while still grainy. The aftertaste is long and rich.
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a nice, strong brew. It has a very heavy aroma and has good flavor. I must say though that it is a bit too sweet for my taste. A very thick, creamy head and strng flavor. It is a nice beer.
Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid beer, I think this is a good example of an american porter. Not too bitter and mabye a little sweet.
caesar (4629) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2007 Dark color, almost black. Quickly dissappearing head, brown lacing. Aroma of heavy malts, bacon, salami. Barley malt taste, typical non-belgian, licorice, coffee. Very weak porter. This is soooooo overrated...