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Ridgeway
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
South Stoke, England

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unknown

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RATINGS: 667   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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3.3
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of hops, slight roast, almost no smell. Flavor is very smooth for 8%, slight chocolate, and a slight bitter hoppy finish. Good body, however i was disappointed with the lack of aroma and flavor this beer was bland and boring after its pour. O.k. brew.

3.7
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2006
Found this bottle hidden in the very back of a very small cooler in a beer store, must have been there for a year and a half I guess. Pours a pitch black, thin looking no lacing, and a very tiny tan head. Aroma not strong but smells like brownies and chocolate. Taste is mostly just dark chocolate, just like a hershey’s bar, slightly sweet with a hoppy finish, kinda bitter, some espresso, coffee beans, maybe a touch of vanilla, creamy mouthfeel very smooth and easy to drink, not bad at all, just a pretty standard stout, just like a lot of imperial stouts I’ve had.

3
treadyroc (163) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Pours dark reddish brown w/not a lot of visible carbonation. Head looks creamy, but disappears almost instantly. Malty & bitter, & definitely won’t buy it again.

3.6
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2006
Pours a deep dark reddish brown, with a reddish brwon head that was huge and creamy but disappeared quickly. Aromas of strong coffee, bitter chocolate, and a hint of smoke. Flavor of bitter coffee, chocolate. Excellent beer.

2.7
hotstuff (5257) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Bottle. Tan small head that completely diminished, virtually no lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. Malt and some alcohol aroma. Flavor is malty sweet and roasty. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium body.

3
jsquire (4597) - 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
Nuffield (4195) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2006
This wasn’t 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 doesn’t measure up to the great stouts of the UK.

3.1
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
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
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.


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