gripweed57 (2918) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep reddish brown color. Frothy tan head.rich chocolatey roasted malt aroma. Tasty roasted malt flavor hints at cocoa and licorice.mich malty finish with a touch of hop bitterness, CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a thin, wispy-lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and chocolate malts with some toasted doughy notes. Body starts slightly thinner for the style but has a nice dark caramely sweetness and some earthy doughy milk chocolate flavor toward a slightly drier finish. A pretty good and quite drinkable porter. Goodgrief (2062) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Feb. 2006 - This was just "aight" for me, man (I’ve been watching American Idol). There was nothing wrong with it (asides from maybe being a tad overly licoricy sweet), but nothing to remember it by. Average head and little lacing...dark ruby brown. Smelled a lot drier than it was. Coffee tastes start of strong, but the sweet licoricy flavor (which I just don’t really like) finished strong. I had this while my dad had a Victory Moonglow Weizenbock...he got the better end of the deal. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2007
12 oz. bottle, unmarked best before date in the lower right hand corner of label, sampled in a pint glass. coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Poured a chocolate brown with an compact creamy tan head, decent retention, minimal amount of ringed sticking.
A simple nose of sweet milk chocolate, a touch of citric fruitiness and hints of caramel.
Smooth, if not a tad watery, medium bodied mouthfeel, there is ample carbonation, but without much in the way in crispness. Lightly roasted malty tastes, milk chocolate again, and a slightly astringent grainy coffee at the end. Softly citric hops that get lost in the finish. The finish has too much of watery cold coffee taste, this is where the lack of crispness really comes into play.
A budget priced porter, average at best, will do in a pinch.
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 Bottle: an extra courtesy of slob via trade. I had not consmed any Blue Ridge from Frederick since I was back in training with the USDA. A group had gone for the Saturday tour and we were subsequently invited to their Company Christmas party since we didn’t leave after the tour was over.....friendly bartenders. This may be one of the close to perfect porters in the world. Smooth and big in body. Aroma of chocolate and dark caramel malts that fill the room. Dark brown to black in the glass with mobile windows of brown thru the glass. A big chocolate body that is not interfered by black malts or overdone hops. Send More!
RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Had this beer on 9/15/1999. Color is a super deep Amber. Taste is light but malty. finish is a roasted malt flavor backed by a light bitterness. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Blue Ridge Porter mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Source: virgina beverage co
deep dark red, light head, malty choclate coffee aroma, malty sweetness and a touch of chocolate with a slight bitter aftertaste
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
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The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Bottle from Stateline. Deep reddish copper in color with a nice off white head. Roasty coffee malty aroma. Vegetable roasty flavor. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Thin bodied. Lactic notes. Finish is vegetable. Ok.
Bottle (from Stateline). Big bubbly head that settled quick. Some roastiness in the aroma but it doesn’t last long. Body is thin and there’s some dms in the aroma and flavor. Other than that, there’s a 1% chocolate milk flavor. The good thing about this beer is that it’ s not sour. The bad thing is that it’s not very drinkable. thegreenrooster (4588) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2007
POur is a nice black with a tan head. Aroma is very nice with a lot of roasted malt and dark chocolate coming out. Flavor is much of the same. Some roasted malts with a nice heavy dose of chocolate. Smooth and easy to drink makes this a above average porter.