frankenkitty (1965) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I chose Anchor Porter as my 100th rating as this is a beer close to my heart... one in which all porters seem to fail in comparison. Pours a deep, blackberry/red-brown with a large, tan, souffle of a head that falls slowly and softly leaving excellent lacing. Heavy malt aromas are dark chocolate and dark fruits, with a light alcohol presence. The full-bodied flavor balances bitter coffee and semi-sweet chocolate, leaving a light tingle of alcohol to dry the mouth... which causes you to open another...
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blackmetal (175) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid porter. Wonderful blend of coffee/chocolate malt taste. The only thing with this beer it I wonder why it tastes so sugary....
ianwelby (661) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black beer with a decent beige head. It’s a typical porter but a seriously good one. Malty aroma, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Nice bittersweet aftertaste.
mandaritto (74) - LATVIA - APR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great ale! One of my favorite porter! Nice coffee and malts combination. Roasty
vikingguy (885) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with tall frothy tan head. Light roasty and chocolate aroma. Taste- bittersweet cocoa and some sweet milky chocolate along with some light toasty bitterness. A mellow easy drinking porter.
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coachd (261) - Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells very sweet and malty with some plum/black cherry. Not much to the aroma; it is not particularly complex or strong. Appearance is nearly black with an enormous cream colored head. Lots of lacing is left on the glass. Taste is sweet up front, then slightly bitter with a chocolatey finish. Refreshing and easy drinking with only the slightest hint of roast. Although it is dark in color, it shares virtually no characteristics with other dark beers. I really wanted to like this one and become more familiar with porters in general. I found this one to be weak in all areas: aroma, taste and palate. It does go down easy but there’s just no depth there. I will not be buying this again.
rouhlas (617) - GREECE - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, bready, chocolate, light coffee, some smoked notes. Light sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
jjsint (1216) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Free Press, Cambridge. Incredibly dark brown with a nice looseish tan/khaki head and generous lacing. Liquorice, coal, slate aroma: dark things. A candied sweet taste competes with fresh hop bitterness. Tastes stronger than it is, which is no bad thing. Soft but effective carbonation. A top porter.
xbro (13) - - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Een mooie porter, mooi donkerbruin van kleur met een kleine schuimkraag. Aroma van koffie, zo ook de smaak.
gEUS (1375) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home. Pours deep brown with a light beige head. Aroma is freshly grinded coffee bean with something floral to it, like rose petals. Light, almost watery like mouthfeel, yet creamy towards the mid and pulling dry by the end. Taste is green paprica, cold coffee and medium dark chocolate. Impressive given the low alcohol.
Sdaniel90 (484) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355ml. Dark ruby with a frothy, creamy brown head. Aromas of dried fruits, chocolate, molasses. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth chocolate sweetness with a moderately bitter, but surprisingly tasty fruity character. Modest, but very pleasant.