overall
93
44
style
Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Imperial Stout
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.7
shrubber85 (11508) - 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.

3.9
Patrickctenchi (6666) - Cox’s 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.

3.6
willisread (3474) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers. Big roasty coffee, roasted malt, cacao nib and baker’s 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.

3.4
zvikar (6264) - 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.

3.7
hawthorne00 (4034) - 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.

3.9
redders1974 (1550) - 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

3.8
Villyzzz (402) - 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.

3.7
mice (993) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Hyvin tummanruskea, aavistuksen punertava olut kohtalaisella beigellä vaahdolla, joka jättää reilusti pitsiä. Tuoksu paahteinen ja kahvinen. Maussa ennen kaikkea kahvia ja suolaista paahteisuutta sekä salmiakkia ja lakritsaista makeutta tasapainottamassa kokonaisuutta. Loppupuolella jonkin verran katkeruutta ja kitkerähköä kahvisuutta. Varsin täyteläinen suutuntuma. Hiilihappoja melko reilusti. Ei tämä lajinsa parhaimmistoon nouse, mutta ihan nautittava olut.

3.8
Nurmis (751) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle at home. Pitch black with some white lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, liquorice and notes of alcohol and herbal hops. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Really good.

3.4
minihame2 (693) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Slightly translucent, black body with some white lacing. Faint aroma with malts and a little bit of coffee in the background. Taste begins sweet, some roasted malts and ends in a slightly bitter note. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Really easy imperial stout, mostly sweet taste but it’s lacking all the good things like roastiness, heavy malt taste and rich body. I like it as a beer but as an imperial stout it’s very lackluster.


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