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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
Reading, England

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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?


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle. A black beer with a small beige head. The aroma is of corn, bread, sugar and chocolate. The taste is of roasted malt, sugar, bread and chocolate. Medium body with a sweet finish.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle at ØLbaren - thanks to yespr. Almost black - offwhite edges. Dark bread, brown sugar, coffee, chokolate, sweetness. A simpel beer. Thin body and finish - not that interesting !!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
Draft - Clear dark brown body with a beautiful red shine, small beige head; Very pleasant chocolate malty very well made nose, fruity milky coffee, ripe red berries; Very apparent yet very balanced body, bitter and slightly sweet; Very long finish with lots of aroma, bitter and slightly sweet hop aromas, and a slight milk chocolate touch. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2007
1 pt 9 fl oz bottle thanks to brewfiend! Pours black with a little brown head. Roasted malt aroma, slight chocolate, dried fruit and whiff of liqourice. Light to medium body. Dried fruity flavour with an underlying and persisting malt flavour. Finish is malt dry, not much bitterness just a lasting malt flavour. Nice with a not too heavy stout which has it’s benefits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2007
The aroma is a touch dusty with light detergent notes, cocoa and smoky black strap molasses. I get mild stewed raisin notes as well. The body is black with rub brown highlights and it holds a thumb thick, diminishing tan head. Sweet, creamy coffee and chocolate in the fore. Muted roastiness, but amped up dark fruit notes, highlighted by plum and raisin, give it a bit of a bulky schwarzbier and tropical stout feel. Thin bodied, but on the whole this is hitting me where I live flavor wise. I could see many people finding it too sweet, but the alcohol cuts that enough for me to enjoy it on the whole.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2007
Beer night with Dedollewatior. This beer does not have the making of a Stout more like an Old Ale,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Very dark brown, thin tan head. nose is caramel, cola, nut, some alcohol, cocoa. Flavor is caramel & toffee, strongly bitter w. some fruit

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13747) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2007
Shared with Cab!: Pitch black with brown bubbly head. Slight roasted malts - caramel & coffee. Smooth. Light sweet with some alcohol notes & burn. Very drinkable!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Silky very dark brown color with a diminishing light tan head. Hints of roasted malt through light sweet malt and a somewhat smokey front court. Does not have the mild lactic scent or heavy sweetness that I would sometimes expect from this style. Some dark fruit comes through as it warms. First thought after the quaff is this is smooth and drinkable. LIght pale malt followed by some dark stewed fruit. Rather simple. A touch of licorice and dark chocolate. Finish is rather dry and the linger is also, but there is a little acidity and dark malt wandering about. Immensely drinkable for the strength, but I’m still not sure that that makes it any better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours black with a spare fizzy light brown head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate), light hops (flowers), average yeast (leather) with notes of light alcohol. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, soft carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.


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