shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2005 I rated this once before and gave it a 14. I must have been out of my mind. This beer is outstanding. Delicious dark chocolaty flavor, with hints of coffee, molasses. Just an outstanding beer.
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very deep black/red. Tan foamy head diminishing. The first smell that hit me was apples. Smells like candy, toffee, a little coffee bean perhaps, raisin. Smooth and bitter. Maybe coffee flavor, dark chocolate, with a little sourness, apple. Nice finish. Very nice for Anchor.
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark as midnight on a moonless night with a head that looks like malted milk. Roasted barley malt aroma with hints of caramel. Smooth, rich, creamy textured mouthfeel. Some mild coffee and dark chocolate in the taste that worked well together. Finish was way smooth.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice porter. Deep dark brown, light brown/tan head. Smoky malt aroma, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Similar flavor, coffee is more pronounced than in the aroma. Nice body, bitter finish. Good stuff
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color with a light brown frothy head. Aroma is lightly sweet, malt, grains and chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malt,chocolate and rich. Slightly bitter finish. excellent
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 (draught) Rich black color with tan head. Roast aroma. Full bodied beer with hints of coffee and dark fruits. Nicely balanced between the hops and malt. Not as "smokey" as a lot of porters--I'd call this a stout.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing beer, plain and simple. Tastes of roasted coffee beans, mild plums and sugar. Awesome dark tan head. Very tight carbonation giving this beer a velvety mouthfeel. Smooth as silk. Little hops. A similar sweetness comparable to an oatmeal stout shines at the finish.
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted, malty chocolate nose. Pours nice and dark, good head with minimal lacing. Malty at first, finishes with some nice hop bitterness.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sharp odor, a dark brown color barely translucent. a sharp flavor with appreciated bitterness. A bit syrupy. The flavor is very complex with a deep palate.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big chocolate soda like head, chocolately carmel aroma, dark chocolate first taste,creamy mouth feel at firstbut then it seemed to get a little thin, no lousy aftertaste like you get with some porters, good stuff, will buy again