gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep opaque brown with a rocky light tan head. Aroma screams soy sauce with hints of cocoa and coffee. Very smokey. Very lively carbonation and heavy mouthfeel. Taste is much less soy saucy and more on the roasted grain/coffee side with very little bitterness. Not that complex but not a bad choice.
Case (238) - 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 (5) - 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..
jrob21 (2513) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
feel like i’ve had this a million times and just not getting to rate it. good roasty malt character. a little on the bittersweet and hoppy side of things but that adds a little more excitement to what you usually get in a porter these days. well made beer. single from total wine.
AtronSeige (555) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Malt: Rich, roasted, dark fruit, plums, dark chocolate, coffee, very complex. No DMS, No Diecetyl.
Appearance: Very dark brown body. Large frothy, rocky, light brown head. Good retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Malt: Medium-high Roasted, medium burnt. Dark fruit, light toffee. Dry finish. Medium-light fruitiness. Medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness. Hops: woody.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied. Medium carbonation, creamy. Dry finish, with lingering bitterness, slight astringency.
Overall: Slightly too burnt, but otherwise an amazing beer.
355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
12B. Robust Porter
swesson (208) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a six pack. Pours a dark black body and a thick light brown head. Aroma is of espresso, chocolate and malted barley. Taste is of malt and cocoa. Mouthfeel is between a porter and a stout.
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BrewTom (244) - - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark fruits followed by some bitter chocolate. Like a dry Fruits of the Forest Gateaux. A ludicrously luscious porter. Smooth as a snooker ball & black as a moonless night.
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Garrold (1214) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Brewhouse, Sheffield. Clear, chestnut brown. Thin, tan head. Can’t imagine I can add anything that’s not already been said. A lovely porter. Smooth. Fruity. Dry. Good stuff
Alengrin (873) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Famous American porter with deeply beige (almost brown) foam, thick and creamy, and a near to black colour with a copperish hue. Rich malty aroma, chocolatey and caramel-like with lots of dark fruits and appetising spicy notes; taste likewise, a deep, soft, mellow, almost buttery dark maltiness, caramel and chocolate, dark fruits, finish toasted bitterness with an oily, vinous mouthfeel - or should I say, throatfeel. Absolutely delicious, a pity it’s hard to get in Western Europe, otherwise I’d have this every week.
martin00sr (561) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with stable, beige head. Aroma has chocolate and caramel, roasted malt also. Flavour has brown sugar and discrete, vinous alcohol. Good one.
Beerkenstock (32) - - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2014 drank it @ Eldorado in Zurich. nice dark brown colour. texture of a stout but sweeter. drink cool, but not cold (10-12°C) hints of chocolate, rasted malts and caramel. "buttery" and long finish. not watery at all, just very nice.