n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a great aroma and moderate head. Dark brown color. It had a litttle bit of a bitter coffee taste. I was a little disappointed overall.
Tejas (989) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 Creamy head. Malty aroma. Fantastic brew! Definitely goes into the regular rotation. Doesn’t taste nearly as dark as it pours. Nice roasty but not smoky flavors; hope that make sense? Extremely smooth & drinkable. Some fruity flavors.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 Roasty flavor of coffee and chocolate, with some bitterness and a tartness. Lots of body and silky smooth. A very good porter. Complex flavor and quality all around, but not as yummy delicious as Fullers London Porter. (4.0) ..... 3/5/2005 ,,,,, rerate ..... five months and close to 100 beers later I pick up a sixer to give this another go. I am much more impressed the second time. Maybe not exactly equal to the Fullers, but dont miss by much.. Damn near perfect for a porter, and the price makes me smile.. $7.74 for a sixer. Cheers! (4.1)
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 High tannish head that fades fast. Aroma is rich dark chocolate and deep coffee.
Flavor profile is huge for a porter, very complex. Dark roasted malts with heavy coffee and dark chocolate overtones with a slight nutty feel, combined with a decent aftertaste kick of hops and light cherry and date accents. Very drinkable and refreshing.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
High tan-coloured head, but not very long-lasting. Aroma reminds of coffee, a bit of dark chocolate. The colour reminds very much of a Guiness, and the flavour is quite filling, a bit bitter but not too much. A very good porter and a very nice experience on the whole.
Manko (5) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very drinkable with a very dark apparance and full body. Nice head on this beer with a non-offensive hoppiness... Been staying away from beers west of the Miss., anfet tasting both Anchot and Sierra Porters, time to start re-visiting...
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Looks and pours like a Guinness, just with a slightly foamier head. Smells and tastes wonderful, like a whiff of Hershey bar hiding a more subtle sloe gin cherry. The texture is a little bit grainy, yet also mellow. Not a harsh note to be found. This is indeed one of the world’s great porters.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 typical porter app. w/ black body and light brown head...aroma of roasted chocolate and coffee notes...flavor is much more complex and defined with rich chocolates, coffee, toffee, nuts, cream....splendid aftertaste and coating of the mouth....tremendous effort and achievement by Anchor in regards to this phenomenal porter....
Soutie (10) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark brew- similar to the Russian Imperial Stouts I’ve been drinking the past few days. Nice, hoppy & thick black brew. Head was quick to fade. Hints of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate in this unassuming bad-boy. A little watery, but all in all, a great one!
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh, sweet, milky, chocolate aroma with light hints of roasted malts. Darkest brown, opaque body with lavish, pillowy, brown head that lasts throughout the tasting. Fruitiness up front recedes to reveal the thick chocolate flavour which plays out to a restrained roastiness in the dry finish with some light smokey notes. Full-body with heavy, thick, viscous and syrupy mouthfeel. Bottle.