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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Imperial Stout
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6031) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some grains. Flavour of roasted malts, charcoal, grains, cold coffee, mild tartness and licorice. Mild bitterness as well. Alcohol comes through. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Very straightforward.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
330ml bottle, 2014 vintage, bottle number 4279. Thanks to Finn! Firm, bubbly beige head, mostly remaining on top of a near-black body. Moderate aromas of brown malts, including chocolate and nuts, slightly roasted. Rich roasted taste of black coffee and chocolate with dark fruity hints beneath. Long-lived dark bitter ending supported by warming alcohol. Full bodied and smooth. A pleasure to drink stuff like this (Tromsø 14.04.2014).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4295) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque brown-black with a soapy beige head that dissipates away after a minute or two. Pleasant cocoa, chocolate aroma, a hint of raisin. Really clean and drinkable for the ABV. The chocolate tones are quite bold, like they added something beyond malt, has that Nestle Quik thing going on. Quite a decent beer, but doesn’t quite have the malt depth I’d hoped for.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4076) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
Poured a clear dark brown with a reddish hue and a thin broken tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee and alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a light oily strong alcoholic bitter malt palate and a long bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. I would have liked a little more creaminess in the texture but otherwise a very good beer indeed.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TyggaBrown (383) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
Pretty nicely balanced and tasty imperial stout, but a big lack of aroma disappoints me. Better on taste, with coffee and alcohol, and some smoke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zarkam (372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2014
330ml bottle from Alko Kotkansaari, bottle number 3796. Almost black colour, medium frothy off-white mostly lasting head, good lacing. Heavily malty roasted aroma of strong coffee, plum, molasses and nuts, heavy resinous and citric hops. Taste is intially balanced and moderately acidic, turning into a long moderately bitter finish with a slightly alcoholic and very burnt feel. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Quite pleasant already while relatively fresh. Kinda boozy but I suppose that’s the point

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1284) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Smell of chocolate, coffee, tar. Very dark brown colour, mid-brown small head. Aroma of tar, licorice, caramel, roasted malts, alcohol. Bitter with a faint sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (997) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
.33l bottle from Alko Halikko Pours pitch black with low tan head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, dark malts, roasted. Ash. Flavor is alcohol, burned, hops, dark coffee and chocolate. Nice beer but a bit less hops and more sweetnes... Please.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3737) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle #10975 33cl; a dark beer with medium head. Aroma is slightly smoked, oak notes, fig and prune touch, dark coffee body with toasted malt and light chocolate, bit oxidized.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1941) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
2012 Vintage bottle no.11273 from Terre de Boissons, Coquelles, France. A dark brown/ruby/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Rich, roasty, malty, coffee, dark berry fruit aroma. Taste is similar, rich, sweet, slightly roasty, some coffee, dark fruit. Pleasant Imperial Stout.


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