Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Stout
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2009
A very nice looking beer with an underwhelming flavor. I expected more malt backbone that this beer has. Decent, just much better options out there.

   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 donít seem to register with beer geeks, who donít understand English beer in the first place, and wonít 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 (3491) - 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 (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2014
The best Iíve 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 (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 3, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburyís, 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (267) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Colour is dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of chocolate, and coffee. Flavour is sweet with chocolate and roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2084) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
More a black English Pale Ale than a Stout, roasty nose with earthy hops, burnt-bitter with burnt caramel notes plus spicy red fruit hints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeebon (139) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Not a bad stout. Pours black with minimal tan soapy head. Smell is slight roasted malt and pear. Taste is pretty mild with the roasted malt coming through with a bit of coffee and slight fruit. I guess I was expecting a massive flavour profile but I found it subdued. Despite that it is an enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5082) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle from Kokkens Vinhus. Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of of roasted malt, coffee, nuts and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with no head other than a few ivory bubbles. Aroma: Cold coffee, subtle chocolate, toast, roast/burnt malts. Taste: Low/medium bitterness and sweetness with low sourness. Palate: Thin smooth texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, dry, abrupt cold coffee, chocolate, malty bitter sweet finish, with a sour note. Comments: Very good and refreshing. So easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
From Thorkilds, Vejen, dk. Bottled, 011113. Black with beige head. Aroma of malt and coffee. Flavor with light fruit and roasts.

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