Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Stout
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - NOV 10, 2012
Aye, ratebeer is sayint this is stout. When I poured this to glass I had look of color and though this could be one due the blackness which is quite not pitch black but close. Definition ’a bit more dark than typical cola drink’ is close. There is no clear smell. Taste is malty, and somewhat smoky. Afterwards waterness takes over. Drinkable, nothing special. I have hunch maker did not want to offend anyone, so none got to be pleased either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2220) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Actually a nice beer. Poured with a smallish light tan head and some lace. Aroma is dark malt roast dark pipe tobacco, coffee dark cocoa. Flavor is like aroma very well-balanced between bitter sweet and tangy super easy drinking beer. Excellent body. Like to have more of these. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2664) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys. Appearance: very dark ruby red, tiny brown head. Aroma: copper, grain, pepper, a little smoke. Interesting. Flavour: tobacco, smoke, bacon, pepper, hint of chocolate, woody. Long chocolate and bacon finish. Weird but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Deep ruby with a small cream head. Interesting taste. There are some definite popcorn notes in there. Also toast, some fruitiness and a little spice. Fairly tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (174) - - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from sainsburys. Opaque black ale with a short lived head some particles in the ale. Nice aroma of smoky liquorice. Taste is slightly sweet and bitter. Advertised as a ’black ale’ so will forgive it a slightly thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4814) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
On cask at Churchkey, pours a watery amber with some sudsy, white head. Nose has some caramel apple, candy, a little spice, mild nail polish. Flavor is lightly sweet, some apple, some nail polish, cotton candy. Watery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Bottle at home. First beer from this brewer for me. Dark brown with a thin fading to nothing pale grey head. Aroma of treacle toffee, wood, smoke, coffee. Bit thin and drank like a mild!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
Meanwhile, differences in quality between Sam Smith and Ridgeway just don’t seem to register with beer geeks, who don’t understand English beer in the first place, and won’t generate any excitement for it that might get noticed in the mainstream. (I wonder how much whiskey-infused stuff the geeks are buying now, by the way.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3706) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
16.9 oz bottle. Near black appearance with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of licorice, roasted malts, slightly burnt toast, toffee, and hazelnut. Taste is of roasted malts, licorice, cocoa, tree bark, soil, and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3893) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2014
The best I’ve had of the lot of these Ridgeway beers. Dark brown pour with no head or lacing on cask. Roast malt and nice thick consistency. Creamy texture. Dry bitter leave. Cask at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 3, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Derry [020414]
Dark ruby brown, clear, beige head, some lacing
Aroma of dark fruity malts, slight cinnamon, bit spicy, dark caramel malts, touch of soft roast, dab of dark chocolate
Taste of dark fruity caramel malts, some soft roast, touch of dark chocolate, some hedgerow fruits, hint of blackcurrant, nice dark malts, quite complex, good flavour
Palate - soft carb, medium body, oily, smooth texture, quite sweet. Finish as main flavour, smooth rich dark fruity malts
Overall - Really good stout

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