Scipio (754) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 don’t think this one is bad. It just isn’t what I’m looking for in a stout.
MrOrla (455) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
solidfunk (4979) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Worlds better than the lump of coal. Roasty, with some chocolate and light coffee. Thick consistency. Medium bitter finish. Tap at Churchkey.
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of vinous dark fruit. Taste is fruity, earthy. Decent.
gegwilson (1870) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
StoutHead (841) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Mr_Pink_152 (1662) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Colour is deep brown with a small head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate and malts. Flavour is the same with some coffee and toffee.
drpimento (2421) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This board with a small light brown head that didn't last, no lace and clear almost opaque garnet color. Aroma is roast malt molasses. Flavor is fairly dry carbonic tang stands out dominates some medicinal chocolate cocoa and is also like aroma. Body seems to be a tad on the thin side and is slightly over carbonated. Not one of my favorite Ridgeway beers.
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JorgeLee (1375) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Deep brown almost black, thin white foam. A very smooth beer, especially considering it’s 8%. Smooth roastiness, some coffee and bitter malts, a certain degree of fruitiness, a slightly fruity herbal hoppiness. All very tasty really. With the soothing nature of the oats in there it’s more of a strong oatmeal stout than a foreign extra but that doesn’t really matter - it’s very nice!
flying_pig (1097) - SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Bottle from Beers of Europe website:
Roasted malts & chocolate with hints of coffee. Some smoke around the middle and faint alcohol. The beer is rounded off with some light spice & sugar but its the toasted malts that dominates.
Black with a 0.5cm foamy head that’s light beige & slowly fades to a fine lacing on the surface before turnig patchy a minute later.
Spicy upfront with roasted malts & coffee that match the smell with some sugar & earthy flavours too. I could detect some chocolate & grain with hints of sweetness rounding things off.
Slightly spicy with some sweetness towards the end. Medium bodied, smooth & creamy in places with some grain initially but this passes quickly & the beer is a fairly easy one to drink with only touches of alcohol coming through.
A fairly decent beer, not quite as sweet as some of the other foreign export stouts but there was some coming through in the taste, particularly towards the end and the alcohol content of the beer was relatively well hidden too.
Lore (1389) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown colour, practically no head; aroma of chocolate, some coffee, and alcoholic notes; taste of herbal liqueur, chocolate, some coffee, earthy notes and alcohol; correct stout