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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
Reading, England

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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
Bottle. Clear dark red black color with a large, frothy / creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, light hoppy, grass, vanilla, licorice, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (171207)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
50 cL bottle, thanks to Papsoe. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a lacing off-white head. Brett to acidic aroma. Roasted towards slight chocolate flavoured, smooth and slight alcoholic. Nice finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
A red-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is acidic malty from the roasted malt, but also with light notes of berries. The flavor is sweet malty with roasted notes, leading to a quite bitter end. But I find the body thin - even more so when the 8% ABV is taken into account.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, reddish mahogany with a small tan head. Unusual almost vinous aroma with distinct roasted malt. Fairly full body with sweet, malty accents. Subdued bitterness in the finish. Very pleasant indeed. 160806

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits and overriped fruits with roasted notes. Flavour of fruits with roasted notes and notes of liquorice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2006
Bottled. Dark rubyish brown colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malts, metal and some leather. Flavour is burnt wet & smoked wood along with some spices and malts. Also some chocolateish hints. Ok brew, but leaves a little bit sweet, could do with a bit more bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2007 Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Very dark brown, rich firm head. Chocolate and fruit fight for attention in the nose. Sweet with chocolate brandy and aniseed. Thick, oily mouthfeel, notes of blackberries. Late cocoa bitterness. Flavourful but rather bold and unrefined.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a ruby dark almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Warming roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
7th January 2008
Rich and smooth stout. Very sweet with strong banana and melon. Slightly bitter and sour dry finish. Overall - perhaps a little oversweet!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2006
Dark brown color. The aroma has some malt. The body structure is ordinary; the flavor has some roasted malt, burnt sugar and liquorice, more evident at the end; there is some alcohol feeling in the final. Drinkable but unspectacular.


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