Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
South Stoke, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Ridgeway FES bottle matures in a similar way to vintage port. Roasted malts and leaf hops initially provide an aroma of breakfast coffee and fresh spices that gradually fades to reveal licorice, caramel and raisin notes that are products of the ageing process. Beneath all this change sits a solid and resilient backbone of bitter English hop. Satisfyingly foreign. You might even imagine the glow of the peat fire?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (878) - - OCT 25, 2015
I suspect this beer I tried was beyond its peak freshness. Pour was exceptionally flat at flavor had strong oxidation (metallic taste). Aside from that it was nice with chocolate and sweet alcohol flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mecafilo (210) - Perugia, ITALY - SEP 16, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 Bottle @ home. Pours with a pitch black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is very rich in roasted malts, coffee and some slighr notes of vanilla and licorice; some hops too. Taste is slightly sweet, quite bitter, very slightly sour; balanced stout-like, a little bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Very good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (12047) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
50 cl. bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, fruit, caramel, raisin and coffee

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 12, 2015
Black colored, small non lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate, licorice and roasted malt, touch of alcohol when warmer. Taste is medium sweet chocolate, licorice, coffee, hint of alcohol with a roasted dry finish, bit of roasty bitterness but not much. Slightly warming. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, milky. Very drinkable for an 8% brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrol (252) - - JUN 17, 2015
Pours brown color and small head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, chocolate . Flavor is coffee and toffee. Nice and dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrOrla (2304) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
500 ml Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma malt, prunes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, caramel, malt and raisins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Worlds better than the lump of coal. Roasty, with some chocolate and light coffee. Thick consistency. Medium bitter finish. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Clear maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of vinous dark fruit. Taste is fruity, earthy. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours mahogany with no lasting head. Rich, sweet and fruity with notes of blackcurrant and coffee. A ice bitter finish. Very tasty and far too drinkable for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StoutHead (945) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep red color with a fine white head. Aroma of mostly just of roasted malt with a hint of caramel. Taste of roasted malt, flat coffee, chocolate, caramel, spices, nuts, wood, dark fruits and a hint of chocolate. Very sweet and mild with a dry slightly bitter aftertaste - although that being said I don’t really taste hops. Medium body and below medium carbonation. Not bad, but nothing too special either.

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