hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown body with a beautiful frothy cappuccino head. Malty, sweet aroma...brown sugar, caramel, and a hint of vanilla. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. If the aroma is fantastic, the flavor is superb! Caramel, chocolate, and burnt sugar (think toasted marshmallows) melds to strong coffee and cream with a slightly bitter coffee grind bite. Very impressive beer. One of the finest porters I’ve tried.
Ajja1234 (4) - Hermon, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great porter, appearance is dark oil with tan head, aroma brings slight mocha and toast. Smooth and approachable-classic porter
Frozer (129) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick tan head. Chocolate notes. Black in color. Light to medium body, a lot of carbonation. Nice balance of roasted chocolate malts with some mellow hops.
mecafilo (91) - Perugia, ITALY - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours with a pitch black colour, big long lasting rocky tan head. Aroma is medium malty, slightly hoppy, with notes of roasty malts and coffee. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, slight sour, good. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation.
DwarfeD (1053) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium off-white head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice sweetness with some bitter tones. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, spices and herbs. A quality porter.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"one of the better standard (readily available in a sixer) porters out there. very smooth, lots of malt and hops, robust for the style. anchor hits the mark with this one."
gripweed57 (734) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Dark translucent brown color with reddish highlights. Big rocky tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma has notes of dried fruit, coffee and floral hops. Sweet roasted malt flavor is rich and complex with notes of chocolate, coffee and toasted nuts. Chewy and thick with a creamy mouthfeel. Rich and earthy with complex layers of malt and hop flavors. This is truly one of the best American made porters I have ever tasted. Very drinkable.
Lemke10 (807) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a dark brown color with a foamy, light brown head. The aroma is mild with caramel malts and sweet malts. The flavor is big and bold for a porter with a thinner texture that finishes slightly chalky. Really well made for a porter style brew. A must try for any porter lover!
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle poured in my Grimbergen chalice.
A: Very dark brown. Medium brown head. Lot of lacings. Beautiful.
S: Dark chocolate. Smoked malts. Hints of coffee. Fresh hops. Little bit of alcohol in the end. Delicious
T: Smoked malts. Hints of chocolate and coffee. Very nice hop sting in the end. Robust and balanced. Delicious, again
M: Dry. Medium body: Creamy. Medium carbonation
D: High. Strongly recommended
Genuine Anchor quality. Delicious beer.
[ BA Review @ 1/21/2010 ]
ElManana (277) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a white foamy head. Aroma of nuts, dark fruit, coffee. Taste is fantastic with coffee, almond, dark fruit, chocolate and an amazing complementary bitter hop taste that kicks in near the end. Fantastic porter, especially if you take the ABV into account this is a great brew.
triskaideka (150) - Killarney, IRELAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl.oz. bottle - pours black with tan head that fizzled out fairly quickly. coffee and dark chocolate in aroma. Carbonation more noticeable than expected for this style. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate, and something else I couldn’t quite isolate.... licorice / aniseed ?