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Ridgeway Bad King John

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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Stout
South Stoke, England

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered
A Very English Black Ale
Bad King John is black, bitter, and intense. Like the ruthless man it honors. Do not come here looking for subtlety!


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (8158) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2016
Dark brown and clear. Has an off-white head. Aroma is malty, faint sewer-yeasty. Flavor starts light sweet, some roasted notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lokis333 (222) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - FEB 6, 2016
Cola brown with pork scraching brown cream foam. Light malty chocolate, coffee, nutty, floral and bit on the weak side. Palate, mediu/light body with sharp bitterness leading to harsh aftertaste. Taste, of bitter chocolate, cough syroup, herbs like dandi lion. Overall, interesting, unusual for its type, very harsh bitter, more herbal tastes than smokey or chocolate that is usual, quite intense and strong flavours, interesting and definatly worth a try!

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Halfling_4132 (43) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Appearance: dark cola with small light brown foam, aroma: malt, herby? A bit like cough syrup. Palate:medium body with intense lighter notes. Taste: Very bitter light notes, intense malt, maybe smokey? Cough syrup aftertaste. Overall: too strong, cannot finish but definitely something to blow out the cobwebs!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1805) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Dark brown, not a lot of head. Dark chocolate and burnt toast in the aroma, with some liquorice and a trace of stone fruit. Taste is bitter and quite harsh with a charcoal-like taste. Dry finish. Not bad but not subtle enough for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (7785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
500ml bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb. Pours clear dark mahogany brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of treacle, light spice. Taste is light sweet, faint spice. Iron and minerals. Burnt toast. Light sweet, but clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle. Appearance - deep brown to black with a decent head. Nose - molasses and toffee. Taste - honey and molasses. Burnt toast. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish. Overall - interesting beer.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarcinG (214) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Ciemne wrecz czarne z biala lekko palona piana ktora szybko zanika. Lekko wodniste.malo tu zapachow i smakow.w smaku chlebowe slodko gorzkie. ...nijakie niestety. O zapachu nie wspomne bo nie ma. Zapowiadalo sie ok a wyszlo...nijak.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gattinko (84) - Trnava, - NOV 21, 2015
Stout je kategória pív ktoré sú pre mňa ako stvorené, Bad King John je pekný príklad ako má stout vyzerať najchutnejší je po tom, ako ho už prehltnete, výrazná chuť alkoholu nadpriemerná horkosť

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lich0o (2) - MEXICO - NOV 11, 2015 does not count
Not my first choice, poor taste, gives the impression of been some watery, the only thing salvageable is the design of the bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (6380) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Black pour with a thin light tan head. Lovely sweet dark nose of fig and light cocoa tones..Smooth and semisweet flavor with some sort of stone fruit tone like date or raisin, combined with gentle stouty black malt and light chocolatiness. Sturdy but quaffable. No nonsense, very English.


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