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

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fonefan (49308) - 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]

3.2
madmitch76 (24807) - , 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.

2.9
cgarvieuk (24488) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
bottle at Chris-O ... red copper ... sweet peach toffee hops ... malty ... biscuity ... little bitter toffee linger

2.3
harrisoni (18578) - 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.

2.2
jtclockwork (16581) - , 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.

3
argo0 (14127) - 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.

2.1
Lubiere (13911) - 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.

3.4
shrubber85 (11408) - 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.

3
MartinT (9880) - 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

3.2
TaktikMTL (7798) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de céréales avec une pointe de fumée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #2841)


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