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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
South Stoke, England

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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?


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scipio (807) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours black with a beige head that not only was thin, but faded quickly as well. Aroma is a bit unusual for this style, being mostly earthy malts, along with toffee, licorice, and a little bit of raisin. Perhaps chocolate as well. As for the taste, I get a good deal of raisin and licorice. Lesser toffee elements. It really is more on the darker fruity side. It really tastes like juice instead of beer. It is more light in body despite the potency of this one. Thin in texture as well, with an aftertaste of raisin, licorice, and now I get some chocolate. Despite the deceiving palate, the alcohol comes out in this one. I donít think this one is bad. It just isnít what Iím looking for in a stout.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatusBeer (251) - Koöice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2016
500 ml bottle. Dark brown colour with small head off which disapeared really soon. Aroma of yeasts, nuts. Taste of roasted coffee,cacao, yeasts,dark chocolate, sweet aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2589) - ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2016
Brown beer, small beige head. Nose is roasty, slight acidity, malt, fruity notes, some metal. Flavor is roasty, chocolate, mild hops, spice notes. Lovely hoppy-roasty finish, slight acidity in the roast. Feels a bit thin, but not distractingly so. Hides the booze remarkably well. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (5333) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2015
500ml bottle. Dark brown color. Medium size, thick brown head, stays. Looks nice. Sweet, malty, berries, raisins, touch of plums, bit metallic notes in aroma. Sweet, malty, grainy, plum, slightly metallic in taste. Sweet malts with plums in aftertaste. Nice round body. Ups didnít realize itís 8% so very well done sir.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2518) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2015 Bottle (from Koht). Pours dark brown with beige-light brown head. The small head stays for some moments. Aroma is sweet, fruits, chocolate. Flavor is sweet, malt, chocolate, fruits, roast, and some ash. Finish is roast bitter. No sign of alcohol, body feels even watery. Overall: ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franzen (466) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
Sweet vineous aroma, bit of fruit toffee. A bit much soy in taste good balance between sweetness and bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (778) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mecafilo (181) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (10176) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1081) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrol (216) - - JUN 17, 2015
Pours brown color and small head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, chocolate . Flavor is coffee and toffee. Nice and dry.


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