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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
South Stoke, England

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unknown

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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3.6
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2008
500ml bottle. Shared with Tranquillity
Sweet malty coffee aroma. Slightly medicinal in places - some heavy phenol perhaps? Taste is very smooth and sweet, sticky. Strange grilled salmon component too. Not bad strange, good strange. Most unexpected. Covers the 8% very well. Only drawback is that it’s a bit sweet and sticky.

3.8
Tranquillity (2564) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle, shared by FatPhil. Very spicy aroma, mocca and coffee. Taste smokey, coffee. Long finish.

3.6
hopscotch (11433) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle... Pours a clear dark caramel-color and then sits pitch black in the glass with a small, creamy, khaki head. There are ruby sparkles around the edges of the glass when held up to bright light. Decent head retention. Aroma is of dark fruits (raisin and fig), chocolate and rich pipe tobacco. Full-bodied with a mineral oil mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. Medium sweet dark fruits and pouch tobacco; moderate, earthy bitterness and mild tanginess. Finishes sweet with more dark fruit. A standout beer from an otherwise boring brewery!

3.4
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2008
Near black colored with slight brown hints. Little brown head. Roasted and caramelly, somehow even bubblegummy aroma with still some bitterness and licorice. Medium bodied. Flavor starts with stronger roastiness, still strong sweetness and caramel also here. Coffee lasts still in sweet aftertaste, only thin alcohol comes up here. Well, decent, still slightly boring stout with too much sweetness.

2.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2008
(50cl bottle) Medium beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, smoke, coffee, some roasty, light earthy, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, caramel, some raisin, smoke. Watery medium body.

3.2
Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottle. Sweet molasas, licorice and raisins for aroma. Black body with red hue and decent head that disipated ratther quick. Sweet caramel and licorice flavor with an abundane of bitter. If you like a sweet bitter stout this is worth a try for you, otherwise man too sweet did I say that before.

3.4
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2008 Black with a thin head. Aroma is sweet and candy like. Molasses. Flavor is licorice, sweet chocolate , raisins with a thin body with a sweet smokey finish. Too frigging sweet!

3.6
shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle. Molasses and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color with thin head. Sweet molasses and coffee malt flavor with hint of smokiness. Nice blending of sweetness and malt.

2.9
Miksu (5052) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2007
0.5 l bottle. Reddish black color with creamy quickly diminishing head. Sweetish, toasty, toffeish and nutty aroma. Sweet softly roasty flavor with notes of cola, coffee, toffee and licorice. Easy drinking beer with low bitterness and sugary sweetness. Lacks the deep flavors one expects from a 8 % abv beer.

3.3
leaparsons (10862) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2007
Bottle. Black with a very small head. Aromas are earthy and prickly with coffee and molasses. Flavours are caramel and chocolate malts. Quite sweet with liquorice. Dry on the finish. Pretty decent.


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