aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark black color, hoppy aroma; nice head with everlasting lacing; taste of dates with creamy texture. Very nice. Shared a warm six pack with an ecletic few in the wee hours of the first spring morning after a slight rain fall. we all agreed: very nice, very nice indeed.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First porter. Looks and smells like stout. Taste is like stout but a little milder. Very good overall.
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big, tight, dirty brown head with a lotto sticky brown laceing.Dark ass porter, opaque.Malty sweet nose.Med/full body.Slick mouthfeel. Sweet malty flavors some grassiness? and roasted malt flavors show themselves in the finish. A little more hop, please.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Very dark brown, possibly black. Low on the gas with lovely roasted malt and deep burnt caramel aromas. Juicy feel to it with sweet porter finish. Yummm. My only complaint is the bottles size, its far to small.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black. Very nice aroma with chocolate and perhaps plums? Flavour is initially slightly sweet with roasted malts. Finish is long and nicely bitter. A great porter!
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I realized, after tasting another Anchor Porter tonight, that this beer reminds me quite a bit of Mackeson XXX Stout. Its smooth, relatively thin body is dominated by complex malts. If you like sweet porters, you will like Anchor (I also recommend Arcadia London Porter). This is one of my favorite porters, a beer to be reckoned with (for all who dare challenge its rank).
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark roasted coffee porter. Destinctly bitter flavor. flavors nicely blended and compliment each other well. Thumbs up!
ElGaucho (2188) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice aroma; sweet with strong roasted malt and some berries. Opaque body with a large, tan, creamy, rocky head. Roasted malt flavor; not too strong but smooth. Very good but not exceptional like the Liberty.
nshack (13) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is a very well done beer. It had everything that I would look for in a Porter. Smooth roastiness, bitter, burnt , malty, carmel, and a tad fruity. It is a delicious beer. I didn't want to get to the end of the glass. I will say that this beer demonstrates what's right with Anchor.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a very dark brown color with moderate carbonation and a creamy roasted malt smell. Taste, when you get throught the thick head, is very roasted and finishes with just the right amount of bitterness. Overall a very good porter from my favorite city...