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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
Reading, England

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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?


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
panacea (50) - 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 (636) - 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)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (639) - - DEC 19, 2013
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC. Good example of an export styled stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
18th November 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Palate is smooth with light minerally carbonation. Smooth dark malts, no roast or bitterness but there is nice dark chocolate and decent dark malt cream. Whisper of smooth coffee. Light smooth finish. Decent stout this, smooth and very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (1048) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown color, beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits. Taste is caramel, roasted malt, red fruits, medium bitter, low sweetness. Medium bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (978) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a small beige head, which fades rapidly, leaving no lacing. Herbal notes, port and Turkish coffee make up the aroma. Herbal hops up front give way to sweet Turkish coffee and milk chocolate in the mid-palate. Muscat and mild dark chocolate appear in the finish. This is, on the whole, a pretty decent stout.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
16.9oz bottle. Dark brown, slightly red color. Mostly clear. Thin light brown head, quickly fizzes away to minimal. Leaves very few dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Crisp, light carbonation. Body is a little thin and watery, does not feel full or chewy. A lot of sweet taste, lightly cloying.Light bitterness. Some coffee, dark fruit, milk chocolate in the aroma. Light spice. OK, but I’m not totally into this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1864) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2013
Dark coloured beer with a huge beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Taste is roasted malts, caramel, coffee and some loverly hops. Medium to heavy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (1908) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle. Black. Black soft roastyness. A bit of milkyness there as well. Body full, but surprisingly drinkable for the abv. Has good flavours- chocolately roasty tones, a bit of milky sweetness. Good drinkable strong stout. A bit of sweetness, a bit weak in intesity.

-- bb/wp8

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1078) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
500 mL bottle from Beers of Europe. Black with a good yellow-brown head. Light candi and spice aroma. Light syrup taste, hint of roast and a touch boozy. Decent.


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