Palidor19 (2847) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brings a standard amount of the malts with a flavoring of caramel and low hops flavor. A nice assortment but with a slight astringent flavor.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 The aroma is coffee, alcohol, chocolate, wet paper, and burnt malt. The appearance is dark brown with a foamy head. The taste is a little like the aroma and it’s very astringent. The palate is thin for the style. Overall this is not to good but drinkable.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very laced glass, aroma of sugar and milk chocolate. Flavor is incredibly soapy and very bitter hops. It looks like a Guiness, but is not nearly as pleasant. I wish I had a sip of someone else’s glass as opposed to having to drink my own bottle. From Woody’s Smokes and Brews, Nashville, TN.
HopKitty (59) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is soapy, bitter, malty, hoppy, very dark. Loads of lacing all over glass!! Is it normal for porters to be soapy? Feels like it leaves soapy suds all over palate.
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting. Very very dark brown, lasting beige head. Quite hoppy for a porter. OK, fairly hoppy, some decent malts, some hops. It’s a black IPA. Decent, in fact more than decent.
alexsdad06 (3860) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma has roasted malt, dark dried fruits, bittersweet chocolate and a touch of coffee. The flavor is a bit more toasted than the nose, dark chocolate, dark fruits with a mildly bitter finish. Decent.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! Clear red brown beer. A little off white head. Soft dry palate. Dark toffee. Unsweet. Well blended with good hops - grapefruit and orange marmalade. Finishes soft.
malrubius (1516) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle from Superstar Huntington in pint glass. Dark brown with dense tan head and nice lace. Mild roasted chocolate coffee and chocolate chip cookie aroma. Roasted bitter woody chocolate espresso subdued dark fruit woody hoppy bitter lingering finish. Fairly light body. Too bitter hoppy for style; lacks the balance and richness and fresh hop flavor of the great hoppy porters like Alpha Klaus. Still, drinkable and pretty good.
Tmoney99 (9646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
fonefan (31813) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chrisos Back In The UK Tasting.
Clear medium to dark brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, wood - leather, oak. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.