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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
A limited 15th Anniversary offering. High gravity, strong, malty old ale that drinks smooth and flavorful while hiding its potency.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chrisos Back In The UK Tasting.

Clear medium amber color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, keller. Flavor is moderateto light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, malty, messy malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100522]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! Hazy amber brown beer. Light semi crisp palate. Creamy malt - a little aged papery chocolate. Some fruit coming through at the end. Finishes soft and dry. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21559) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
bottle at Chris-O ... red copper ... sweet peach toffee hops ... malty ... biscuity ... little bitter toffee linger

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle at ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting. Deepish amber colour, thin beige head. Oxidised aroma. Oxidised toffee in mouth. Oxidised and poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jtclockwork (14922) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle as an extra from a generous trader. Pours brown with tan head. Nose and taste of oxidized toffee, stale bread, malt, spent grain, sea water, barley and oxidized caramel. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks wickedpete) Small beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, some prune, herbal. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin/plum, light alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness, undercarbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Red cognac ale with a thin white head. Aroma of boiled beans and foonf! In mouth, a bland malt with no hops, chlorine. Not very good...infected bottle? Enjoyed with the Mtl Crew Sept. 9, 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Bottle 22oz. Raisin malt and alcohol aroma. Dark reddish-amber color with moderate head. Initially a raisin/dried cherry/caramel malt flavor with a light hops and strong alcohol finish. Malty aftertaste. Wish I had a decent cellar to age this one a bit more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2006 Any first impressions?
-A thin slice of foam hugs the glass around the orangey red.
-Fruity beans and roasted maltiness don’t necessarily harmonize in the nose.
-Fruity vanilla sweetness and those beans once again bother the sip.
-An incongruous, slick maltiness remains drinkable.

What if you dig deeper?
-Alcohol nudges the back of the tongue.
-Cherry fruitiness staggers within.
-A feeble old ale which either has some intrinsic problems, or which severely paled in comparison to the Southampton 10th Anniversary Old Ale which he had just before. 2.7/5

Bottle from the brewery.

Another bomber, aged over 6 months, revealed a much more cohesive flavor, and no unpleasantries. Dark fruit and vanilla formed a very drinkable flavor profile, and maltiness created a chewy mouthfeel. A pleasant and quaffable pint of old ale. 3.3/5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle sampled on 9/20/06: Pours a clear bright copper with a thin ring of wispy white head. Sweet, toasty, bready malty aroma has a good balance of piny hops. Body starts sweet and toasty with good caramel malty presence and a nice, bitter balance. A smooth and enjoyable old ale.

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