mribm (445) - Hurley, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours with a nice creamy head with a lot of lacing. This beer is the perfect example of combining malt and hops. A very nice beer!
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It tastes more like a lager. It is a little high on the hops.
achtungpv (190) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Finally tried it after hearing wonderful things about it. Didn’t go down smooth at all. Gave me that hacking palete feeling. Maybe it hadn’t traveled well and was on the shelf too long or something. I’ll have try it ’fresh’ next time i visit the inlaws in san francisco. jesus, the hell i will put up with for a good beer.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 Rerate Dark orange appearance, sticky, clumpy white head, decent lacing. Piney aroma, with some doughy, yeasty notes as well. Crisp, tangy flavor with some caramel and sprucey notes. Back end of fresh fruit. A tad bit harsh on the aftertaste, clingy. Overall, though a good solid standby and easy to find. Original 3.5 Had in downtown San Francisco, when in Rome...Good solid standby - one of the first micros I ever remember trying several years ago. Nice, sweet aroma with a clean aftertaste. Goes down smooth with a nice hoppy finish.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
light sweet malt aroma first sip starts with sweet malt flavour ending wit a nice hopp presence
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I actually like this brew. I would like a bit more abv. but still really good.
Brew4Dug (137) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The original "steam" brew! Somewhat hoppy with a fruity aftertaste. Well worth a sample, but I prefer the Liberty Ale over this one.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crystal clean with a wonderful copper brown body and rich head. Quite bitter front that finishes clean and smooth. Just a nice fruity, hoppy ale. Very unique and readily available.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a rerate for me, I am finding myself drinking more and more of this brew. It’s summer and this is really growing on me. The Anchor Porter is one of my two favorite american porters. But the original steam is moving up fast on me.
Slappy99 (3) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I found this beer on a trip to SF a couple of years ago and now I can’t get it in Australia. I’m unhappy about that. I miss that beer.