JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 Wow...this beer just smells of Treacle Toffee!!!! When pored its a beautiful rich,almost black beer with a georgeous bonfire,sweet toffee taste....The aftertaste is like roasted peanuts and again malted sweet flavour.... I love this beer.
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a great dark ruby tone with a small tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, very very smokey. It is one of the most appealing aromas I have yet encountered. The flavor was slightly sweet and very dry. I love this beer.
EnderKiller (26) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and dark with a wicked huge head of deep brown. Exactly how a porter should smell, but not too strong. Was hoping for a more fragrant pour. Very sweet and sticky going down. First sip tasted watered down for some reason, but this only gets better with eveyr sip. Roasted nuts, chocolate and bits of caramel hit you and stay pretty well.
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2004 Draft at Enken, Copenhagen. Rich chocolate/coffee porter. Intense, long-lasting flavor that just refuses to let go. Had two pints, the first of which somehow reminded me of a divine frappucino. An outstanding porter and a personal favorite.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a light brown head that lasts an average amount of time. Aroma is roasty, though not necessarily distinguishable from other porters. Initial taste is slightly sweet with hints of molasses and caramel. The finish is dry and quite bitter. The body feels pretty full, but I personally would enjoy a little more carbonation. Sits rather heavy and is not as refreshing as other brews, namely Fuller’s London Porter. However, definitely an above-average drink.
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark in color, with hints of amber when held to the light. Slight roasty/caramel aroma. Very smooth. Not overpowering. A slight nutty/coffee flavor. A little roasty up front but finishes with a strong
Jayb0 (1153) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great looking porter that defines the category and shows great restraint. I’ve often complained that porters are the most abused style out there. Here we have a solid, medium bodied, malty but dry, roasty beer with enough hops to keep it balanced and somewhat refreshing.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark. No light comes through. Very thick creamy brown head and light lacing. Aroma of molasses and sweet spices. Malty body. Roasted flavour with a touch of fruit around the edges. Sweetness grows through the glass and finish. Some hop bitterness in the finish as well. Very delicious as are most of the Anchor beers.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn this was good. The beer is very dark reddish black letting just a hint of light through. There is a small, but persistent tan head and an aroma of roast and chocolate. The flavour is dominated by a reasonably sweet chocolate profile with hints of roast. The aftertaste lingers with a pleasant bitterness. The carbonation level and thickness are just right.
jgentgesdo (687) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark with brown head. Nose is malt and cherry. Same in the taste, along with licorice, coffee, milk chocolate. Finishes with a roasted malty flavor. Excellent.