overall
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style
Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
South Stoke, England

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unknown

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RATINGS: 669   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 youve 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (4330) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Dark beer with mahagany hues around the edges when held up to the light. Beige head. Smokey grain nose. Charcol ash flavors with burnt grains, burnt chocolate and some coffee in the finish. Not very interesting but great marketing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (4127) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2006
This wasnt doing it for me. Lactic, roasted, somewhat dark brown, irregular head. A bit of fruit and spice on the side, but a roasted base that doesnt measure up to the great stouts of the UK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Pours dark black. Little to no head. Thin mouthfeel w/ not too much else going on here other than alcohol to me. Some what sweet. Too expensive for what it was @ $6.50.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cdog69 (28) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
bottle. Chocolate burnt malt aroma. A nice tan head with a dark reddish/ brown hue. Sour tasting with hints of coffee and some burnt chocolate. Thin bodied with a watery mouthfeel and a sour unpleasing finish. Not a beer I would drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Smells slightly sweet and caramelly. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Taste is rather bland but fades to nice sweet flavor, not bad but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2007 Bottle. Aroma-rubbing alcohol, cola. Taste-chocolate, grape soada, weak coffee, hay, bitter, watery. Blah.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (12334) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2006
500ml bottle-pours a brown head with dark brown color. Aroma is alcohol and malt. Taste follows

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBellyT (15) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Impulse item at the checkout because of the great label and funny name. dark brown red pour with not much of a head that fades real quick. has a creamy feel at first but overall thin. tastes of chocolate, black coffee, an nuts. I was hoping for something more robust for the holidays, i think this might be beter in the summer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2006
(01.24.06) One pint, 9 fl oz brown bottle from DiCarlos, Mundelein, IL. 8% ABV. Ruby black hued stout with no discernable head. No discernable carbonation. Fruity (cherry) and roasted malt aromas. Medium bodied that starts with light sweet malt and fruity (raisin) and roasted malt flavors. Finishes with light bitterness and roasty flavor. A surprisingly good fruity stout. Purchased as a fun beer during the past Christmas holiday because the bottle label was funny. Wished I bought some more.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Bottle. Poured hard into a tall glass, the beer pours with a nice sized tan head. Aroma is toasted almost burnt chocolate and just a bit tinny. Taste is sour right away with a tangy hop bite. Thin bodied with that funky sour taste makes this a wasted 5 bux.


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