TomTron (296) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours coffee black with an almost absent head. Aromas of chocolate malts and coffee. Flavor is overall rather sweet with a hint of some smoke but not much in the realm of hops. A bit watery in the back end and the complexity thins out after a bit. Highly drinkable but nothing really stands out.
Leepe_steven (79) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with cloudy, creamy tan head. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, yeast. Taste is the same, a bit bready also. Light carbonation, medium body. finish is malty and slightly bitter.
Simonsen (232) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske fra Vinmonopolet. Svart farge med en beige skumrand. En smooth øl uten veldig dominerende smaker. Mørkbrent malt, kaffe,røyk, tre.hint av frukt i bakgrunnen. En veldig behagelig øl
RobinV (37) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A smooth porter. Not too smokey, very mellow yet round aroma of roasted malts. Black, with a brown head.
Tastes of cocoa, coffee, roasted malts. Creamy texture, great smooth finish.
DocJitsu (307) - California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nearly opaque, very dark with cola brown glitz around the bottom edge. Caramelized colored head retains very nicely. Aromas of prunes and roasted barley malt. Mouthfeel is smooth, moderately thick, and balanced and blended perfectly with the carbonation. Dark fruit up front. Lingering coffee platter the finish. Surprisingly nice Porter.
mcnealc31 (221) - Elida, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is black, as it should be, with a very fluffy beige head. The aroma is an inviting mix of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Sweet malt comes through first in the flavor, with plenty of coffee and chocolate. Dry, oak finish.
Smooth texture, phenomenal balance and flavor, and at only 5.6% ABV, it’s not heavy handed. It’s beautifully crafted brews like this that make me love porters so much!
jdobbs (67) - - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cisco’s famous Anchor Porter brand is made in one of the smallest and most traditional breweries in the world by the brewers of Anchor Steam Beer. Our old-fashioned Porter is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. We use 100% malted barley, generous amounts of fresh, whole hops, entirely natural carbonation and a simple, natural brewing process which is like no other in the world. The deep black color, the thick, creamy head and the intensely rich flavor of Anchor Porter, made in San Francisco since 1974, have earned this delicious and unique brew a worldwide reputation for outstanding quality. It is aesthetically pleasing and wholly superior in every respect.
Darwenus (386) - Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown with an average head, there are strong coffee and malty notes in the aroma. The flavor is rich and fairly complex. There’s coffee and chocolate and rich, dark, bready malts. A little caramel, too, and some hop burn. I liked this and I’ll buy it again.
avw1982 (82) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Cafe de Tijd. Was one of my first porters. It is a heavy beer with a taste and smell of meat.
kiwianer (2335) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The head is good, the body black. It smells sweet, malty, a bit darkamalty, fresh, a bit woody. The taste is woody, malty, darkmalty, a bit roasty, a bit sweet, touch of sour but stops with a full bodied maltaromatic taste. This beer is highly interesting and delicious! 13/13/13/13/14/13
JefVerstraete (416) - BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black. Medium carbonation. Not a lot of alcohol but a very complex aroma of coffee, dark chocolat, caramel and liquorice. Very good porter