tapIluv99 (41) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
These dark, sweet, malty, with strong hints of coffee, chocolate to cooking marinade tasting beers will take some getting use to...how do you drink more than one. Very interesting beer though.
tourette (208) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2001
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent porter. My favorite of the Fullerís line so far. It starts of a bit thin, but thats quickly overtaken with a warm, roasty chocolate coffee flavor. The taste is left lingering for awhile. Highly recommended.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On the red side of black, decent off white head, sweet roasted malty aroma, with some hints of chocolate. Little shot of hops and roasted malt on the frontend, has a light-medium winey body, chocolate notes all the way through the middle, ends with another shot of hops(nothing to strong mind you) and some nice roastiness...nice porter, fairly creamy delievery, maybe a tad astrigent?This is good but Anchor still has my heart up to this point...but a must try for porter lovers......
BeerNazi (169) - winnetka, California, USA - SEP 28, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
it had a smoked taste to it,but pretty damn good.
TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2013 The chocolatiest of porters. Not as good as I remember during my impressionable years ten or so years ago. Lots of toffee and fruitcake flavors.
Brent (116) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured with a thick, tenacious tan head. Mildly sweet, roasted aroma. Tons of dark coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. Finished with a firm mocha bitterness. Very substantial, yet for all the body it was not heavy. A benchmark for the style.
zippyland (7) - USA - SEP 20, 2001 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Chocolate lovers beware- you wonít be able to stop!
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2001
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! Easily the best porter Iíve had.
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good porter. Not as nice a head as expected. Very rich chocolate and coffee flavors. Smooth from statrt to finish.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great coffee taste and aftertaste that lasts and lasts.