overall
93
44
style
Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Imperial Stout
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (308) - - MAR 1, 2014
bottiglia bellissima,prima russian imperial stout inglese della mia vita..il fatto che gli inglesi siano pi "delicati",soprattutto paragonati agli americani evidente principalmente dalle birre! ti aspetti una birra con schiuma nocciola,spessissima,densa e invece ti ritrovi a bere una birra veramente strana! aroma nemmeno troppo intenso,tipico dello stile per..scura ma non tropoo,schiuma bianca e poco persistente..il gusto altrettanto, una buonissima imperial stout ma sottotono sotto tutti gli aspetti!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2017
330mL bottle from Bucket Boys, Sydney. 2016 vintage bottle #6821 Not the darkest of stouts - more a deep brown body, ruby edges, holds a small beige head. Aroma of moderate intensity - roast nuts, vinous black & red fruits, wood & raisins, touch of black coffee & bitter chocolate. Thick rich syrupy body, plenty of weight & lets you know whose boss from the get go, low carbonation. Packs more flavour than the aroma suggests - rich chocolate cake, sweetened espresso, molasses, raisins, with an underpinning vinous/red wine plummy, blackberry/currant woody sort of note. Bitterness builds on finish, as does warmth. Looked a bit pale, but plenty of character here!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7628) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bottle (2015 vintage). Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, unsweetened chocolate), with notes of sherry, nut shells, cardboard, vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, papery. Full body, oily/velvety/syrupy texture, soft/lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. The aroma is rather simple and a bit too oxidized for my tastes. Theres a sour twang in the mouth Im not fond of either, and the aftertaste shows the oxidation too. Pretty dull/average all around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6668) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2017
Aroma is dark malts, dark fruit/raisins and a hint of perfumed sweetness. The flavor is dark fruit, dry dark malts, chocolate/dark chocolate and a mix of acidity, mild sweetness and increasingly warming/alcohol in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidWoodruff (574) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Black with thin tan head. Aroma of dark dried fruit and tar. Fruity with burnt sugar and tar flavors. Nice viscous body with a long burnt malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6178) - Wauwatosa, 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (1737) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2016
En rigtig imperial stout. Der er virkelig smk for skillingen p stout-noterne. God l!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybion (183) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11272) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (6519) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (3255) - Nashville, Tennessee, 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.


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