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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: 252   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?


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4268) - Helsinki, - FEB 13, 2013
(Cask at St. Urho’s Pub Portteripäivät’13) The beer poured deep dark brown. Its head was small and white. Aroma had sweetness, roasted malts, berries and alcohol. Palate was full bodied, oily and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, roasted malts, burnt malts and bitterness. Afteraste was roasty and bitter. A bit weird and too sweet.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (506) - 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 (3228) - 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 (587) - 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 (160) - - 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 (26) - 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 (552) - 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 (415) - - 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 (13343) - , 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 (778) - 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 (922) - 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.


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