dmschefke (576) - 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.
birocotsios (135) - - AUG 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with fizzy brown foam. Light sweet aroma of malts. Sweet taste with malts, chocolate and raisin notes. Sharp on the tongue.
BrettGT (152) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of licorice, figs, prune, coffee, mild roast.
Pours out pretty black with a beige creamy head.
Taste is better than the nose with more sweetness and intensity from the licorice, figs and coffee. Very balanced between bitterness and sweetness.
Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation, toasty finish.
Super easy drinking and nice flavours.
TheBeerUnited (43) - - AUG 17, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My first 5. Cannot mark it down in any area ergo it’s a home run. Pours red hued black with large creamy head. Head smells of vanilla with smokey. Very sweet and rich tasting. Full-bodied. Dark notes of toffee, fudge, parkin, treacle and coffee balanced by lighter /sweeter nuances of vanilla and lactose. Intense finish with cocoa toffee and smoke. I could talk about it all day but quite frankly you should just go out and try it. Top quality porter from a great brewery.
lotsalaughs (155) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with beige head. Toasted grain and dark fruit, coffee/cocoa aromas. Watery mouthfeel with a mild carbonation. Taste is more dark roast with lasting bitterness. Finishes slightly chalky, with a building bitterness. Decent porter-easy drinking dark beer as expected it should be, but a bit pricey. Not the first overrated offering from Anchor!
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Musta olut, suklaisella tuoksulla. Maussa suklaata, pehmeyttä, loistava porter, ei liian vahva.
Gehbe (173) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a big light brown head. Rich aroma of prunes, raisins, bread, toffee, dark bread crust, smoke, hints of chocolate and coffee. Perfectly balanced taste. Creamy texture, medium carbonation and body. Amazing, one of the best porters I’ve tried.
IOzh (118) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - AUG 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, biscuit, coffee. Medium to light body with soft carbonation. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter with dry finish.
mrjez (440) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 6, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Great looking pour, deep dark brown with a foamy light tan head that stays, nice lacing. Rich roasted malt and chocolate aroma, faint nut and citrus. Lovely strong roasted flavour, savoury, chocolate biscuits. Medium feel, very bitter, lingering roast. You think you may have overrated a beer from your formative years, then you find out it’s just as delicious as ever. Must drink more often.
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - AUG 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with notes of liquorice and nuts. Flavour of coffee and chocolate, with notes of liquorice, that ends up with a nice bitterness. One of the best porters I’ve had.
AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/red pour, almost black with tan head. Aroma of medium roast malt and toast. Taste is sweet roast malt with very mild bitter finish. Light for a porter, but enjoyable.