laiti (4953) - Helsinki, - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 24.09.2009
Aroma has licorice, well roasted malt and coffee notes. Flavour has pleasant roastiness, licorice and some dark chocolate. Finishes with ash, coffee notes and hints of cocoa. Some may find the malt here way too roasted, but I seem to enjoy even this level of roastiness. Palate could be more rich though.
weaselkenievil (1207) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
husk2240 (10) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.)
jkwalking05 (3508) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
solidfunk (3023) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Derry 
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
Mr_Pink_152 (293) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BeerViking (2096) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
beeebon (142) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
Borup (5086) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kokkens Vinhus. Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of of roasted malt, coffee, nuts and caramel.
Philym (717) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.