CMUBEERMAN (457) - - JAN 12, 2006
Pours a huge tan head. Taste kind of tangy and sweet for some reason. You can definitely taste the anchor vibe in this beverage. Overall it tastes great with the typical coffee and more malt than an average porter. Great beer that is easy to find. shrubber85 (11615) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle. Smoky cocoa malt and hops aroma. Dark black-brown color with moderate tan head. Initially a slight burnt coffee that quickly fades to creamy chocolate with a mild hops finish. Long lasting flavor. A bit on the heavy side for a porter but other than that, very good. BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Black in color with a small tan head. Aroma is really nice, malty, sweet, toasty, with notes of coffee. Flavor of malt, coffee, a little chocolate. Generally sweet tasting but very well balanced. Smmoth, thick body with light carbonation. Nice, light coffee finish. An excellent porter. Ron (4180) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2006
The 1st of the porters that I got at BOTW with my Christmas gift certificate. Poured a good size tan head with aroma of malt and roasted coffee. Flavor of malt,light hops and chocolate. Smooth with no btter finish. Enjoyable morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Wow, this is a great beer and one of the best porters I’ve had. Aroma is good, but a little weak. Appearance is great; very dark reddish brown and tan head that has good lacing.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2006
One pint, 6 fluid oz brown bottle purchased from Whole Foods, Deerfield, IL. Black hued porter having a long-lasting creamy tan head with good lacing. Soft carbonation. Lush chocolate and roasted coffee aromas. Medium bodied with creamy smooth texture having complex vanilla, chocolate milk, and coffee flavors. Finishes dry with light lingering bitterness. Mouth coating oiliness. A very delicious delightful porter, one of my favorite ones. Skinnyviking (9711) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2006
Bottle. White short head. Black body. Barley liqorice aroma. Flavor of bitter English liqorice. A lot more bitterness than expected and also astonishing level of carbon dioxide. asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
Almost opaque black with a brown cover that recedes to patchy thin. Toasty malt aroma with some roast and nondememo hops. Delicious roasty toasty flavour with considerable sweetness and contrapuntal bitterness. Watermelon, currants, raisins, marzipan. Medium body, moderate carbonation, sweet finish. mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 Butter, malted milk, prune, raspberry sorbet, meringue, chocolate like OSA, sultanas, marshmallows and some liquorice in the finish. Sweeter and much less roasty and bitter than I was expecting. Mouthfeel is weird - initially flabby, but it finishes light and somewhat astringent. Nice stuff, but I think I was expecting more. ostech (2) - USA - DEC 24, 2005 does not count
This is one of the finest beers I have tasted. Perfect for Christmas Eve. Hats off to the folks at Anchor for this remarkable delight!