Ridgeway Imperial Russian Stout

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Imperial Stout
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5868) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Brown color with a modest, but stable, tight, tiny bubbled head. Toasted to lightly roasted malt, dark breads, along with hints of chocolate and licorice. Sweet start, leading to roasted malts, mild coffee and light alcohol. Dark fruits near the finish. Linger is of dry roasted malts to a black roasted bitterness. Full, nearly oily feel. 1/14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (1666) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2016
En rigtig imperial stout. Der er virkelig smk for skillingen p stout-noterne. God l!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybion (150) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours jet black with a thin sheen of light tan head and some substantial lacing. Nose is quite sweet - fudge, toffee, chocolate cake, cocoa powder, licorice, slight coffee and roasted malt, hint of booze. Taste of dense caramel/toffee, more cocoa powder, mocha, more prominent roasted malt, cognac, dark honey and dark fruits towards the end - again very sweet! Lingering honey and light bitterness. Body is light for a style (a medium otherwise), texture is smooth and silky, carbonation is practically nonexistent. Definitely unbalanced in favour of sweetness, but I liked it a fair bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10959) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle. Chocolate fudge malt and dry hay aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Moderately sweet chocolate malt, and moderately bitter dry hay flavor. Good body. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6327) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle: Bubbly, cola-coloured, with a large tan head. Chocolate roast, coffee, vanilla aroma. Flavour is dark chocolate malt....coffee grounds, caramel malt....a hint of smoke. Slightly oily.....drinks lighter than expected....really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2954) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers. Big roasty coffee, roasted malt, cacao nib and bakers chocolate everywhere. Lighter than I imagined on the palate. More roastiness, with some coffee and fainted charred wood. Cacao nib and toasted coffee on the finish. Nice enough, but maybe a touch too dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5559) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Brown, small beige head, chocolate aroma, a bit of cocoa, coffee, a bit of wood, chocolate flavor, fruits, wood, cocoa, coffee, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3672) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2016
2015 bottle (Wine Down, Carnegie). Dark brown, 1 cm light tan head. Aroma of brioche, mocha, caramel, anise. 7+ Silky body is perhaps a little lighter than expected. Sweet at first but leans towards dry at the end with firm bitterness. Mocha, dark berries, toasted caramel. Coriander? Not all that roasty. No overt alcohol, surprisingly. Pretty good, old fashioned. Will age well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (1128) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle at home good aromas on opening black small beige head taste liquorice booze roastiness dark coffee decent impy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (236) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours almost black with hint of red. Tiny off-white head. Aroma is a little roasty with malts, chocolate, coffee, licorice and alcohol. Taste is quite dry and sweet roasted coffee and malts. Hints of chocolate, licorice and dried fruit. Aftertaste is boozy and quite hoppy for imperial. Pleasent beer but nothing special.

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