fonefan (32844) - 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. 
madmitch76 (13039) - , 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.
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at Chris-O ... brown ... thin tan head ... light soft fruity nose .... dull bitter malt hop
harrisoni (12477) - 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.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Rocky tan head atop a red-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, roast. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, some chocolate, roast. Smooth light-medium body, nicely drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, some earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-roasty/chocolate, secondary biting earthy hops.
Tmoney99 (9974) - 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.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark black with a tan head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate and roasted malts. Some coffee. A little hop bitterness. The body was thin.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown pour. Ashy, tart, light raisin aroma. Flavor is thin, watery, toasty, light chocolate. Not so good.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pitch black beer, thin white head. Aroma is quite earthy and fairly chocolatey. Bitter chocolate, and loads of roasted barley. Fairly full-bodied with bitter chocolate and a bit of dark roasted coffee. Palate is a bit watery, but the beer really comes across more like a dry stout than like any sort of porter. It’s still pretty good.