Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
South Stoke, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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mjs (7169) - 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.

Werckmeister (3126) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 4, 2017
0,5l from bottle at Klubovna, Banska Bystrica. BB 07.05.2018. almost black colour, small tan head. smells earthy, licorice, ripe fruits, some coffee, light bitter chocolate. not overly special smell, but I very much enjoy it. Full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, bit ashy, licorice, light sweetness, light coffee, lightly boozy, ripe fruits, peppery. finishes lightly sweet with notes of ripe fruits, earthy and licorice notes. nice one maybe a bit old schoolish (duh) could be a bit more bold I rather rate bit still quite good one.

Holmen1 (5841) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2017
Fra fat på Cafe Viking (København), sammen med Børge: ibenholt med kort sku. Portvinsvinøs aroma og smak med mørke malter, svisker, rosiner, dessertsjokolader og vanilje. Meget myk, og med stor munnfylde. Farlig lettdrikkelig i solveggen utenfor C.Viking. Streif av luxuskaffe. Mild bitterhet med hint av mørke bær. Superfed.

gopherfan99 (1776) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Bottle; pours dark brown with a thin beige head; aroma of roast malt, licorice, dark fruits, and a hint of coffee; taste is light sweet with roast malt licorice, chocolate, dark fruits, and a hint of coffee; finish is dry with a light coffee bitterness

john44 (3078) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle. Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very malty; lots of espresso coffee, dark dusty chocolate, roasted malts, caramel. Fruity; dark fruits, berries. Hoppy; leafy spicy hops. Rich, smooth, full-flavoured. Very coffee, very chocolate. Moderately sweet roast malty with a mild sour hoppy edge. Drying finish. Very nice stout! (2009-06)

Grumbo (2850) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn. Pours black with a short lasting beige head. Aroma of liquorice, coffee, chocolate, malt. Quite sweet, moderate roasted bitterness. Towards full bodied, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Finish is dry.

kamanova_boy (262) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. Low head, strong coffee and malt aroma. Tastes of coffee, malt, nice on palate. Very dark brown or black colour

chrisv10 (17321) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2016
Tap @ Cockney, 8%. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, caramel, hop and a little bread. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, caramel, little bread, medium sweet, little salt liquorice, hop and medium bitter.

erling1000 (707) - - JUL 15, 2016
An english, black stout with low head and with Maris Otter Malt. Taste is malt, coffee, roasted malt, light chokolate, light prune, light liqourice. Taste is bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Desverger (11122) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2016
[email protected], Copenhagen - dark brown to black with beige head. Roasted and sweet malty with notes of coffee, cocoa, dark dried fruit, sweet roasty finish.

jesperhammer (4727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
17-JUN-2016, draft @Taphouse with Morten. Black with a low off-white head. Sweet molasses, caramel, soft roast. Full body, soft carbonation. Boring and pretty standard British Foreign Export Stout.

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