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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
Reading, England

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Looking forward to a depressing holiday? Here is liquid consolation. This 8% bittersweet chocolate stout is the best you could hope for in these dark times. Come to think of it, considering how bad you’ve been this year, this little coal-black gem is more than you deserve for Christmas. Concocted by the vastly talented -- though, frankly, a little too cheery -- Peter Scholey, Lump of Coal will be hitting shelves and better pubs in November 2004.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (1805) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
Dark brown with a reddish hue. Nose has a smattering of diacetyl, malt, mild chocolate and coffee notes, roast. Flavor is more roast, sweetness, coffee hints, some hops in the finish. As it warms, the diacetyl becomes apparent. Oily mouthfeel. This could probably do with a rerate. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
martjoobolut (1570) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
0,5L bottle (from Drink Shop, Tallinn), BB 25.09.15. Pours dark brown with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is fruits, roast, butter, diacetyl. Flavor is sweet, roast, and some diacetyl. Finish is roast bitter. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: not a fan of diacetyl, hence not a fan of this beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (6043) - Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2015
500ml bottle picked up at Supermarket Liquors
Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head, spotty lacing. Aroma of dark ripe fruit, chocolate, mild smokiness and holiday spices. Flavors of dark malts, ripe fruit, chocolate, rye bread, bitters with a dry finish
Kind of like waking up and finding a Lump of Coal in your stocking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (974) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Dark malt smell but very light, taste is the same...dark malt, taste is warm alcohol that is nice...dark reddish appearance is great x2

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (586) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Be prepared for zero carbonation. Doesn?t need it, but didn?t expect that. Husband hated it. I liked it. Was like a quad with the sweetness, but had a bit of a xmas spice and imperial aura to it. Enjoyed it. Heavy abv that shows up illustrator if no where. Bottle

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ronaldtheriot (1524) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Ridgeway Lump of Coal has a thick, creamy, beige head, a dark brown (ruby red brown, under light) appearance, and substantial lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet cream, bread crust, and malt. Taste is of sweetness, cream, dark roasted, and almost burnt, malt, char, and acidic bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Ridgeway Lump of Coal finishes semi-dry and boozy in the head. You will feel this one. RJT

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark murky brown with thin transient beige head. Aroma of coffee chocolate and vanilla. Taste is sweet with malts caramel chocolate and followed by coffee bitterness. Palate is thin and carbonation low. It’s ok but not in the league of the best stouts

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle @ de tolly joogipood.Pours deep dark brown with beige head. Aroma is mild sweet, roasted malts, coffee, sweet plums,riped sweet pear.Taste is sweet and slightly bitterness after, smooth, spicy,riped plums. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerFunGuy (845) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
This dark dark brown beer has a slightly bitter aroma and flavor typical of English style beers. It is less full and robust than the typical stouts that I like.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oscbert (1147) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
~Light roasty aroma with vanilla and dark fruit. Some diacetyl Overall aroma pleasant, but mild. ~Pours a very dark brown almost black color with small disappearing white head. ~Surprisingly sweet flavor or dark fruit like prune followed by roasty bitter dark malts. ~Medium bodied with medium high CO2, lingering roasty finish that isnt all that pleasant. ~Meh, drinkable, not memorable. Would drink again if offered, but wont buy it.


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