RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
This is a classic American Porter, poured on tap it has a good head that stays and leaves a nice lace. It is defined by its chocolate malt, medium body, and smooth mouthfeel. Balanced by the Golding and Columbus hops on the finish is a hint of bitterness. Don’t be afraid of the dark.

Medals: 2003 Silver Medal – Great American Beer Festival; 2002 Gold Medal - World Beer Cup; 2002 Gold Medal - Great American Beer Festival; 2000 Silver Medal – Great American Beer Festival; Originally crafted as the symposium beer for the 1998 National Craft-Brewers Conference

Malt: 2 Row, Munich, 13-17 Crystal, 70-80 Crystal, Chocolate

Hops: Centenial, Golding

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Oakes (17680) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2002
Muddy coloured; cappucino aroma - frothy milk, light roast, even vague chocolate. Palate fades quickly but shows a little bit of bitter chocolate.

jsquire (4490) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2002
This poured out of the bottle very dark brown with a thin, tight head that disipated quickly. The initial nose was strong roast coffee. Roast coffee, almost smokey intital flavor leading to a dark, sweet malt flavor that finishes with a perfect bitter balance. A very nice, quaffable porter.

PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
GABF 2002: Deep dark red-brown. Good head. Rich roasty caramel aroma. Smooth roasty coffeeish flavor. Nice balance.

aracauna (3606) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Lighter than some porters, you can easily tell that it’s brown but it’s still dark enough that it looks black at a glance. Head is nice thick creamy light tan foam. It lasted through the very end. Nice roastiness in the aroma with a hint of chocolate. Some burnt flavors on top of the chocolate with a nice balanced citric hop flavor. Non the same level as their outstanding IPA, but still a great beer.

Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2002
The professor went down to Georgia, he was lookin’ for some local to drink... This is a fine, really quite roasty and refreshing porter. Feels right, smells right, but more so than some others, has a real roasty challenge with a hop bit at the close. A winner! BUT I only got one! Where was my head!

Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Doesn’t hold a candle to Anchor Porter. I found it thin not med. bodied.

TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Very dark red (almost black) . This beer is like a liquid dessert; immediate chocolate flavor that evolves into a malty finish. Heavy but smooth. A great beer to finish off the night.

Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2002
Malt and chocolate, roasted aroma. Nice brown/dark red color, with rocky off-white head. Smooth carb with med to heavy body. Malty taste, some chocolate, copper?, and enough hops to give it a bitter side. Nice porter.

VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2002
A nice porter with the color of garnet and a light brown head. Chocolate, coffee and roasted malt on the nose. Heavy chocolaty malt up front giving way to roasted and smoky characteristics in the finish. Not bad.

Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 This beer has a creamy head with a sweet/malt aroma. Begins with a solid chocolate taste and finishes a bit weak. As my glass gets less full, I like it more. Thanks belgianhomebrew!

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