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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (6409) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Bomber aged about 18 or so months, drunk early 2008. Another pale old ale, this one being a deep amber, with a wispy white head and a clear filtered body. Quite estery in the nose, with peach, apple and other fruits presenting themselves. They are swallowed by a strongly malty vanilla-honey-almond note that leads to a light mustiness (bottling line bacteria?) that is apparent in many of Atlantics older bottles. The flavor is very sweet and underattenuated, with a big brace of honey, maple and vanilla cream-like sugars that are only (somewhat) kept from cloying the palate by the weak, thinned-out mouthfeel and low carbonation. Oxidation and some cidery/vinegary notes begin to creep in on the finish, while crackery/crusty malts dry out the finish somewhat. Alcohol is well-concealed. Could do without the spicy phenols too (clove mainly).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (18000) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle/22oz - Pours a hazy darkish amber in color with a small light tan head that faded quickly. Aroma is light, but malty with some fruitiness. Flavor is also not strong. Malts come through strong enough (brown sugar, caramel) along some fruitiness (apricot/peach, but the malts dominate. Thin palate. Finish is slightly bitter and slightly sour at the very end. Unremarkably average...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , 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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47622) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (23265) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
bottle at Chris-O ... red copper ... sweet peach toffee hops ... malty ... biscuity ... little bitter toffee linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7585) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
Bouteille de 22 oz achete directement la brasserie. Arme: Odeur de crales grilles avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambre. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caramel et de crales avec une pointe de fume. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Prsence de caramel en arrire got. (Rating #2841)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2010
pours dark red/orange with no head. aroma is sweet and sugary with roast malts and caramel. drinks thin with some light fruit, sweet caramel malts, roasted. good but didnt seem very full.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Very minor head. Theres some streaky lace on the glass. Deep amber color with a ruby tint. Nearly clear. Nice, light caramel malty sweetness. Brown sugar initial flavor. If I were blindfolded, Id believe that I was having a Scotch Ale, but not a wee heavy. The taste profile is unusual: Brown sugar to a light hop bitterness to a raw, unmalted grain finish. The body is as expected with a low level carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2101) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2009
22oz bottle from the brewery. Amber pour with no real head. Aroma is sweet malts with a touch of smoke. The smoke also appears in the flavor and it makes the standard-ish old ale a little more interesting.

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