madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! Cloudy brown beer - good light brown head. Minerally nose. Light crispish palate. Dark malt, minerally and tangy. Nice dark fruit and a subtle hint of smoke. Finishes dry. Tasty pleasant little porter.
planky84 (2369) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris O’s. Reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of smoke, malts, blackberries, plum pudding. Flavours of vaniia, butterscotch, licorice. Malty and sweet. Not bad.
cgarvieuk (17269) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2012 bottle at chris -o 2012 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... sweet toffee roast ... light chocolate malt ... soft malts ... solid ... little chocolate ...
bottle at cropredy 2012 ... deep black ... thick tan head ... dark musty chocolate roast ... sweet coffeee ... thin roast ... more toffee ... not really rich enough for me stick at 3.4
oh6gdx (22588) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very deep brown, close to black with mediumsized foamy/fluffy head. Aroma is liquorice, some mild old coffeelike sourness as well as some slight grassy and floral notes. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, coffee, ashes and some caramel/toffeelike notes. Actually a very pleasant Stout.
Pinball (11404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
pitch dark, huge brown head smooth but also with larger bubbles.
aroma of sweet licorice, coffee, faint sourness or flowery notes,
flavor is roasted grains, sweet licorice, coffee, lots of flavor but a bit watery, dark toffee, faint smoked or charchoal. tastes like one of the better english porters.
Plovmand (6988) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Pinball. The beer is black with a somewhat bubbly fluffy tan head. The aroma is mainly roasted malt with some liqourice and bitter coffee. The flavour is roasty and contains notes of coffee, light chocolate and liqourice. Too bad its overcarbonated.
fiulijn (16427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From l’Epicerie, Le Bon Marché, Paris
Black color; large head, stiff. Light aroma of cardboard, roasted malt. Medium body structure, there is a strong flavor of roasted malt, possibly dusty, with a late and light liquorice touch; very light sourness from the black malts; dry finish. Balanced.
Nordic style; not my favorite, but not bad..
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to the bosses had at home. Alround rating: Roasty black malt, some sweeter candy hints, overly carbonated with some strange yeatsyness going on, perhaps some saw dust?
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Mes rate: bottle thanks to Tom.
Meaty and oily on the nose. Dark brown with a huuuuge frothy beige head. Odd, rough and boarderline undrinable. Fatty and dull. Lots of cardboard, some fruit, faint bitter chocolate. Very poor.
cab (866) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.33.cl. Beautiful black with a delicious foam covering the entire surface, the flavor is slightly roasted and soft, mouthfeel is soft and silky, fine beer.