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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
South Stoke, England

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unknown

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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Looking forward to a depressing holiday? Here is liquid consolation. This 8% bittersweet chocolate stout is the best you could hope for in these dark times. Come to think of it, considering how bad you’ve been this year, this little coal-black gem is more than you deserve for Christmas. Concocted by the vastly talented -- though, frankly, a little too cheery -- Peter Scholey, Lump of Coal will be hitting shelves and better pubs in November 2004.

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3.2
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle: Dark brown with a orange edge under a thin offf-white head, aroma is roasty and has chocolate, along with some sharp yeast, oily texture with sharp carbonation and a good blast of alcohol when swallowing, which is saved by the sweet chocolate ending.

2.8
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a little head. Strange aroma with notes of caramel, roastedness and hints of sourness. Very alcoholic flavour with roasted notes.

3.3
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Dark brown color,decent sized off white head that had a short hang time then faded to leave little behind.The aroma was malty and slightly sweet with maybe some hints of fruit in there and a little coffeeish.The flavor was not to bad,nicely malty with a bit of a roasty side some hints of fruit and a bit on the mildly heavy side with a definate warming character in the middle and end.It’s a bit on the alcoholic side when it warms but over all it’s not the worst,well worth a try i think.

3.4
mjg74 (3199) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Tap, O’Briens. Pours very dark in color. Strong roasted malty oily aroma. A hint of fruity sweetness as well. Creamy and slightly acidic. Quite bitter roasted maltiness. Strong bitter roasted coffee finish.

3
joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Bottle. Clear red brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits and overriped fruits with roasted notes. Flavour of fruits with roasted notes and notes of liquorice.

2.4
Ungstrup (38902) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2006
A red-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is acidic malty from the roasted malt, but also with light notes of berries. The flavor is sweet malty with roasted notes, leading to a quite bitter end. But I find the body thin - even more so when the 8% ABV is taken into account.

3.7
Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2006
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, reddish mahogany with a small tan head. Unusual almost vinous aroma with distinct roasted malt. Fairly full body with sweet, malty accents. Subdued bitterness in the finish. Very pleasant indeed. 160806

3.2
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a small beige head. Light roasted, chocolate, coffee aroma and taste. Medium body with a light sweet finish.

1.5
gsteph (325) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 12, 2006
I was hoping for better, maybe I got a bad bottle. Poured dark black with ruby highlights. The pour was thin. Head was tan but also thin. So far not what I was expecting. The flavor is strange to say the least. Coffee and bittersweet chocolate...these are the undertones. Strong cherry flavor up front. A little too twangy for me to enjoy. The body is thin and watery. Lingering cherry flavor and bitter finish. I believe this is has the same active ingredients as Robitussin.

3.3
kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2006
500 ml bottle, via Secret Santa PhillyBeer2112. Pours a very dark brown with a ruby glow when held to the light and a small creamy light brown head. Aroma is very light, a little roast, and hints of coffee and yeast. Flavor is fruity and roasty with light bittering hops. The finish is quite alcoholic for being 8% ABV with an almost sherry like quality. Mouthfeel is oily and thick with soft and active carbonation. Overall, this was pretty decent, but the aroma was really lacking and I didn’t especially care for all the alcohol on the finish.


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