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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
Reading, England

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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?


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinte (370) - Udine, ITALY - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle 0.5L. Black body with average, frothy, tan head, fully diminishing with virtually no lacing. Moderate-to-heavy malty (caramel, roasted) and hoppy aroma, with notes oflicorice, nuts, cofee, light chocolate. Moderate-to-heavy bitter flavour with light-to-moderate sweet character. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn December 2010. Coffee, chocolate, burnt malts, caramel and dried fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8647) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack ebenfalls röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (370) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2014
From 0,5l bottle. Pour clear dark brown to black liquid, against spotlight red, with small tan head with medium bubbles, fell off quickly. Aroma: Espresso, red fruits, licorice, dark chocolate. Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour, roasted malt, dark chocolate, red fruits. Palate: full body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation, long bitter, roasted dry finish. Overall: very good piece of Stout. Full and rich. Appreciate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (667) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 25, 2014
Bottled. In its category. I think this stout is very good! Rich aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, some minor spices used for meat like spare ribs. Taste is pretty the same which is good. Overall a very tasty bottled stout. Abv is pretty high, hidden and hence deceptive. The beer is too easy to drink for 8% abv.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4234) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2014
500ml bottle. Ruby red glowing, darkest brown colour with small to average, creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Roasty dark malty aroma, a touch of liquorice and dark chocolate. Taste is roasty dark malty with some underlying sweetness, a touch of caramel and dark chocolate, fruity hints of raisin.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leini (969) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
Sample at a tasting. Dark brown body with a white head. Roasted malt and chocolate. Quite thin, but pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Handypaul (267) - - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with a small off white head that leaves some lacing. Light body, aroma of bread, caramel, lightly bitter/lightly sweet taste, texture is thin, flavors of lightly toasted malt leading to a brief watery finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
panacea (93) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
Thin head which settles fast. Clear black color. Roasted and sweet notes in aroma. The taste is unfortunatly not balanced enough, should be more residual sugar in my opinion. Also a bit thin body. Quite drinkable for the ABV though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (770) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 27, 2013
bottle @ home. schiuma beige, molto fine, consistenza cremosa, birra di colore marrone scuro, riflessi rubino velata. aroma fruttato, ciliege sotto spirito, uvetta , tostatura legno e acido lattico. gusto dolce abboccato liquirizia e cacao amaro. abbastanza amaro, da luppolo inglese e tostato. abbastanza acida, poco sapida. astringente piuttosto carbonata, abbastanza corposa. equilibrata ed abbastanza armonica (un filo troppo astringente)


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