rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mark me down as big fan. This porter pours with a thick, although quick dissolving head. Color is more of a deep, deep dark mahogony than a true black. Very roasted flavor.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chestnut to near black in appearance. Earth toned color head with a steady stream of bubbles marching to the surface single file. Aromas of liquorice, bread, chocolate and toffee. Roasted flavors of espresso without the cloying bitterness. Hops are quite restrained but with you every step of the way. Body could be beefed up a bit but all in all a deliciously complex porter.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The most chocolatey porter I have experienced to date. This one isnít abundant in coffee flavor like a lot of porters Iíve had recently. Not too thick or thin and mildly carbonated, goes down nicely.
notalush (4583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The creaminess and subtle sweetness reminds me more of the better oatmeal stouts (ie. Samuel Smith). This is probably one of the smoothest porters Iíve had. Iím a big fan of anchor beer, and this is, by far, my favorite.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2003 This one pours a very dark brown, almost black, color with a small tan head that lingers. The aroma is malty with touches of roasted coffee and a slight sweetness. Full bodied, the flavor is malty, with roasted flavors of espresso and molasses coming through. The finish is full of roasted malts and has a lingering sweetness with just a hint of hops. This is a fantastic porter, ranking up there with Fuller's, Rogue's, and Sierra Nevada's as one of the best.
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown body, very little light gets through. Head is tall and tan, but fades pretty quickly. Laced the mug nicely. Smells a little sweet, a little alcoholish. Taste is great. Good balance of malt and hops. A little coffee, a little less chocoloate. Burnt and tasty all the way through. Another great beer from a great brewery.
skortila (4309) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer is quite dark, the head fades away quickly. Chocolate aroma.
Malty taste, then more bitter and a little burned coffee aftertaste (in a positive way).
jaymobrown (1606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted flavor with a weak nose and a bit thin. Very dark with a quickly diminishing head. Slight malt hints.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (952) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím not quite sure what a porter is supposed to taste like, but this sure is an excellent beer. All kinds of flavors going on here, great feel and finish.