pineypower (3346) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Found this sitting around during a cellar clean out. Pours out dark brown with a big rocky fluffy brownish head. Aroma is of some chocolate, coffee and slight roast. Flavor is some roast, coffee, chocolate and some sweet caramel. Well balanced, but forgettable. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Pours an extremely dark, opaque mahogany color. A foamy, light tan head shows decent retention, leaving thick, patchy lacing on the glass. Aromatics include roasted barley, chocolate, coffee, and darkly toasted caramel. Flavors basically follow suit, with creamed coffee and chocolate dominating. Earthy, bitter hops lend balance. Its quite lactic overall, with cream really lending a needed smoothness. Medium bodied and smooth, its drinks very easily. Overall, its a decent, middle of the road porter. Nothing special, but nothing offensive either. esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Dark brown with a mammoth frothy tan head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, smoke and diacetyl. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, coffee and dark malts. Decent porter with a lively carbonation feel. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2008
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of light chocolate, pepper, some spice. Tastes earthy and lightly bitter with some dark malty hints. Mouthfeel is full with a lightly spicy finish. shigadeyo (3795) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2007
6/21/2007: Mad Anthony Old Fort Porter is very dark brown in color. Initially it has a small, foamy, tan-colored head. The residual lacing looks like snow falling... The roasty aroma has some fruity qualities to it as well as a hint of chocolate. Roasted malt and some nuttiness dominate the flavor. There is a faint coffee flavor in the dry finish. The only downside to this beer is that the medium-light to medium body seems a bit thin and watery on the palate. Overall, this beer is a robust, brown porter that is easy to drink. So far I have not been disappointed with the beers from Mad Anthony Brewing Company...
ganache (6065) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2006
12 oz bottle from The Hop Shop in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Bottle. Strong roasty and chocolatey aroma with notes of toffee, coffee, gooey fudge. Pitch pour, a little ruby let through on the margins, with a short-lived light brown head. Bitter with lots of roast and more coffee than is usual, with light complimentary nuttiness. Crispish mf and a light-medium body. Aftertaste is dark and dry. A little more brutal than most porters, I like! patrick767 (4342) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2006
bottle - Pours black with a one finger head. The roasted malt aroma has some pleasant coffee notes, as does the flavor. The body is a touch thin with light carbonation. There’s some good bitterness in the finish. NachlamSie (3580) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours very black with small patches of red near the extremeties and a small tan head. Strong licorice is in the nose with a bit of cacao and roasted coffee. The flavor is predominantly that of coffee with a bittersweet, smoky finish. The hops serve to give an edge to the brew simulating the gritty acidity one experiences from biting into a whole coffee bean. Nice, pronounced roasted notes all around and a very defined coffee flavor make this porter something I enjoy quite well. It could be even better with more volume and balance. muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 Bottle. Pours almost pure black. Minimal brown noticeable around the edges, with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty malt, tobacco, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is strong on smoke, with coffee and roasty malts. The finish is a lingering taste of cigar smoke. IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Pours very dark brown with good head, which diminishes to a thin layer on top with adequate lacing. Very little aroma at all. Flavor is quite sweet with mostly coffee and some milk chocolate. Settles down with some earthier flavors as it warms (nuts, smoke, even some dirt). Palate is apropriately medium bodied, a bit creamy, with enough bitterness to balance the intial sweetness of the beer. If there weren’t better porters avaiable at the same price (Bells, Anchor), then this would be my "go to" beer.