oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Black opaque, brown huge foamish head. Fruitish and roasted aroma, with some caramellish hints. Sweetish banana flavour at first, and the sweetness grows in finish and then turns into a grapefruitish dryness in aftertaste. Mouthdrying.
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice bitter aroma with chocolate and coffee. Beatiful black body with off-white head - very inviting. Flavor-wise arguably one of the best porters in the world. Powerful bitter opening, extremely long finish, again with chocolate and coffee - the taste just won´t quit!! Mouthfeel just right and smooth. Overall the best porter I´ve had so far!
Skyhawk1 (7) - Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark black with thick tight dark tan colored head. Smokey, coffee, and molasses aromas. Semi sweet dark chocalate taste that intensifies as it warms(started too cold)with a suprisingly delicate mouth feel of soft carbonation. Finishes with a lingering mild bitterness.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 A good, different porter. Well balanced chocolate malt, hops, and coffee flavors. Medium mouth feel would benefit from a bit more creaminess.
frankenkitty (1993) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I chose Anchor Porter as my 100th rating as this is a beer close to my heart... one in which all porters seem to fail in comparison. Pours a deep, blackberry/red-brown with a large, tan, souffle of a head that falls slowly and softly leaving excellent lacing. Heavy malt aromas are dark chocolate and dark fruits, with a light alcohol presence. The full-bodied flavor balances bitter coffee and semi-sweet chocolate, leaving a light tingle of alcohol to dry the mouth... which causes you to open another...
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joergen (25355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small creamy beige head.
Aroma of coffee and chocolate with notes of liquorice and nuts.
Flavour of coffee and chocolate, with notes of liquorice, that ends up with a nice bitterness.
One of the best porters I’ve had.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with thin tan head. Leaves decent lacing. Aromas of chocolate and molosses. Tastes like bitter chocolate. I was expecting more taste. Has a bitter, hoppy finish to it. Above average Porter for me.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a very nice porter. very smooth and creamy with a great finish and a great look.
RedBurn (11) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, almost black, with medium head that settles well. Smooth, almost chocolatey taste, full and dry. The finish is fairly bitter. Overall, a complex flavor that I truly enjoy.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 Almost completely black with medium tan head. Smells buttery, chocolately, with raisins and some other low key fruits. Very full mouthfeel. Tastes of bitter chocolate, some sort of fruityness, and coffee with a somewhat bitter finish. Taste lingers a while. I almost like this as much as Fuller’s Porter! Very complex and delicious, I like this a lot.