Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one great beer for dark beer lovers. It has a very nice texture and the finish is excellent.
Sambone99 (1) - USA - MAR 23, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very drinkable beer. I was very impressed with the variety of flavors, and the deep, dark opaque look. The tastes ranged from roasted raisuns/plums to coffee and maple syrup. I was most impressed by the overall smoothness and silky texture. I would reccomend this one to any dark beer lover.
blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow – this is one helluva brew. Beautiful rich ruby black hue – almost opaque. Aroma – heavy roasted chocolate malts, caramel invitation. Taste – smooth as silk – nice head - it is thick and creamy, amazing for a bottled beer! Aftertaste -reminiscent of coffee, although not overdone or long lasting. Excellent beer – places number one porter on my list (only b/c SS Taddy is impossible to get fresh)! Cheers! Had again this week -- top 5 all time beer -- smooth, creamy and drinkable. Chocolate delight! A must have!
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the first robust/sharp porter that I’ve tried and its really quite tasty. Much better than the sierra nevada porter which is a little to pale for a porter. This has a unique finish which I am unaccustomed with. Quite a surprise.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fine porter, but the thing that really got me was the finish. Nice roasted malt and strong hoppy bitterness. Delightful.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
another nice beer from anchor. However, I found the palate to be somewhat light. However the flavor all but makes up for the lightness. I’m sensing flavors of coffee, and malt. A very malty finish. Very good dark beer.
aracauna (3145) - Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first Porter and it definitely encouraged me to try more.
pivo (2592) - GERMANY - MAR 9, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big roasty malt nose and a near-black color. Tastes of chocolate and carmel mixed with espresso undertones. The flavor profile on the brew lasts forever - seemed like it stayed in my mouth for a minute!. Started with a warm and full mouth feel that rose to the roof of my mouth. Went out with a gritty, bitter finish. Great stuff. Not good for making stout or porter pancakes, though. Anchor is just a damn good brewery. I like to drink heavy beers like this with light foods, like a salad, but this doesnt need any help - its a meal of its own.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A not-so-well-balanced porter, with a slight roasty malt body, but a pretty big, bitter hop kick.
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Might have to do a side by side with Sierra Nevada Porter to pick a favorite. Total class, total quality from Anchor. Very roasty, nice bitter finish. A damn fine porter. Blows Yuengling and the supermarket porters out of the water.