roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a near black light has trouble penetrating with small amount of light caramel colored head that dissipates to near nothing. Aroma is of hops, molasses sweetness. Flavor is of medium hops that is smooth with malt that ends very dryly. Sampled at 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this a long time ago, I now I'm getting around to having it again and rating it. Dark colored almost black, pours with a moderate head. Aroma of chocolate and roast flavors, flavor is chocolate and malt. Mouthfeel is creamy and thick. Moderately sweet finish, Excellent and Classic Porter.
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Code=3FK. Pours with a thick, rocky, long lasting head, that left a lot of lacing behind. My first sample was too cold and the aromas and taste were subdued. The warmer beer had more pronounced flavors, which I knew it would. It had a roasted malt/coffee. The taste was of roasted coffee with a dry hoppy finish. I felt this beer was slightly over carbonated. I didn't like this beer as much as other Anchor beers or as well as other porters. It wasn't bad, but not one of the top one I've ever had.
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, nearly opaque ruby body and a chunky tan head. Aroma of roasted chocolate. Flavor of the same, also some coffee or mocha. Creamy palate. Why I waited so long to try this, I'll never know.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2004 Poured an opaque brown. Nice sweet, roasted aroma. Semi-sweet and chocolatey in taste, smooth roasted aftertaste. Very good.
dwyerpg (4637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2003
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very rich, sweet aroma with a full solid head. Pours a beautiful dark brown black color. Has a sweet flavor that is almost too much at times, and at a hefty price 9.99 a six-pack, will probably not be a repeat purchase. Nevertheless, it still an excellent beer.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark brown, not quite opaque, with a medium sized tan head. Aroma was chocolate with roasted malts. Bitter dark chocolate with roasted aftertaste. a very good porter!
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer begins surprisingly modest, slightly roasty and a touch sweet. But as it warms the beer takes on a wonderful cedary quality that is backed by an intensely roasted espresso malt that is almost rauchbier in character. Despite these very strong flavors, the beer maintains its wonderfully well rounded nature throughout all temperature changes.
radiomgb (2363) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black in colour. Aroma was of sweet chocolate, slight grains and malt. Flavour was sweet with some chocolate and a little roasty. Finishes sweet with a clean medium bitterness.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma with a slight maltiness to it. Offers a robust chocolaty roasted flavor and finishes with a nice toastiness. Very delicious.