irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark porter, with a somewhat subdued roast malt (+ caramel?) nose-no hops evident. Maybe a touch of diacetyl. Flavor is smooth and rich, perhaps on the sweet side. The roast notes are very mild. Overall, a good beer, but becomes more sating as you drink it, and diacetyl more noticeable.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure if this beer has changed recipies over the past 5 years or so but I don't seem to like it as much as I did (probably just me). Anyway still a WAY above average porter.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured dark, dark brown with a generous tan head that lingered well and left nice lacing. Rich aroma, chocolate, molasses, brown sugar and floral hops. Dark roasted malt flavors, coffee and nice bitterness from the hops giving a lingering spicy, bitter finish. Thick body, creamy carbonation. Very nice brew from Anchor!
jerohen (2049) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark coloured, generous lasting brown head, fantastic. Roasted malty aroma and flavour, a bit fruity and sweet. Bitter finish. Not as stout-like as some other porters, and i like that. Good.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Creamy brown head. Excellent lace. Sweet milk chocolate aroma w/ notes of cherry, licorice, & hops. Thick, oily body. Roasted malt flavour of dark chocolate, licorice, fruit (cherry, plums), café au lait, & piny hops. Finish is lightly acidic & generously bitter. Good brew.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Summits Wayside tavern- Very nice rendition of an American Porter...Strong coffee with some mild sweet aromas...Taste was very full...lots of dark roasted flavors plenty of coffee...Nice clean finish
Cobra (1100) - - DEC 8, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. brown stubbie Anchor bottle. 3YF code on back of bottle. Poured out an extremely dark chocolate brown, almost black in appearance. Thick brownish head slides back to a thin lacing on top of the beer itself. Aromas are of caramel malts, molasses, slight burnt malts, and a faint wisp of hops. Tastes very good, especially for a porter. Dry finish to the strong malty backbone, and subdued hopping. Makes a great breakfast beer, goes good with bangers & mash, or steak & eggs. Another winner from Mr. Maytag.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sort of off, coffee aroma. a bit sweet smelling. a lil bubbly, slight head that disappears. it ain't no carnegie or fullers, but it's a helluva lot cheaper. smoky coffee sweetness, but not much presence in the mouth. i enjoyed this enough.
JK (4811) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild aroma of coffee and malt. Black with a small head. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, smoke. Medium to full bodied. good.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 2, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A fantastic beer! Probably, to this point in time, my most favorite Porter. Its coloring is a deep, rustic brown and it pours with a brown, firm, leathery head. A sweet aroma that reminds me of toffee coated oat bran. Upon sipping it starts out with sweet and tobacco-like and finishes off with a smooth textured coffee taste. A complex, but thoroughly satisfying example of an American microbrewed Porter!