dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice very dark brown with thin tan head, no lacing. Aroma surprisingly mild of slightly roasted malts, chocolate, very light coffee, and caramel. Flavor matches well, but doesn’t impress. Mouthfeel is thin, creamy, with a slight bitter aftertaste. I had higher hopes for this one that were crushed pretty hard.
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 (1305) - 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 (65) - - 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 (1682) - 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 (6) - 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 (2531) - 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 (557) - 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 (215) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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.
Rated by BrewTom