Nephilium (1351) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight decent chocolate aroma, pours an almost black dark red with a thin tan head. Taste has a slight bit of chocolate, but the predominant flavor is of roastiness. Slightly bitter finish that fades to a touch of tartness. Drinkable, but not the first thing I’d reach for.
orangesol (748) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on-tap at Shady McGrady’s a few months back. Reviewed from notes.
A - Pours deep, dark, brown; bordering on black; with a small half finger tall tan head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, toffee, and a hint of earthy hops. Simple yet complex.
T - Starts off with some chocolaty sweetness quickly giving way to a mix of dark roasted malt, lightly roasted coffee, toffee, and some earthy hops. It is sweet but not to the point of being overpowering. The finish is mostly dark roast, lingering for some time.
M - Medium-Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Roasty feel with plenty of it lingering through the finish.
O - Overall I enjoyed this one. It has all the elements I look for in a good porter. It possesses a good amount of sweetness with just enough roast to keep it in check.
ATulloch (79) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from deeside drinks emporium. Pours a jet black with a thick Beige head which fades. Nice lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with a slight ripe plum note. Lovely flavours of chocolate and dark fruits with an almost pine dry finish. Very nice porter.
grundsow (77) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Great beer! One of the best Porters I’ve had. Wonderfully rich, roasted, and complex. Bitter, almost chocolaty, excellent beer.
pharmerblue (1) - South San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably my favorite beer from Anchor Steam. No frills, bells or whistles, this is just an incredibly solid Porter. Nice malty, roasted coffee/chocolate flavor that doesn’t leave a lingering taste in your mouth like some others tend to do.
ChristianHR (186) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The smell has notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel. It pours black with a beautiful creamy head.
The taste is rich of roasted malts, a lot of burnt sugar, coffee and dark chocolate.
Psytron (1309) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell of burnt sugar, malt. Black colour, brown head. Aroma of burnt sugar, roasted malt. Bitter. Heavy body, oily texture. Soft and plentiful carbon.
Neorej80 (69) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black with red and a big brown head. Aroma of chocolate and red berries. Nice dry chocolate coffee and some berries and wood. Subtile
Niall73 (1722) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewdog, Clapham. Pours a dark coke colour with a dense off white head. Sweet, treacly aroma. Medium body, light to medium carbonation. Lots of dark fruit, rum, lemon, coke, light chocolate cake. Rich, flavoursome and tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Case (239) - GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with huge brown head. Heavy aroma of sour cherries, chocolate, coffee. Tasting first hits you with a huge load of roasted coffee, then a pleasant bitterness, then sweet milk chocolate. Unlike other porters that are clean and dry, this is much closer to a stout with a fuller, more luscious body and on the sweeter side. Long coffee aftertaste. Creamy smooth mouthfeel like all Anchor brews. Delicious.
defcon84 (8) - Valkenswaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
coffee, caramel, roasty, black, hazy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation
This is not my favourite porter.. i missed the kick in this..