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Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
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539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 347
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 7
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ybnorml on 11-25-2004

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Photo of WckdVbz
2.86/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of garuda
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duceswild
1.09/5  rDev -68.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Probably one of the worst beers I've ever had. Thin and boozy, not much smell or flavor to this beer.

Photo of Majesty
3.16/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of cocoa, molasses, roasted malt, hint of coffee, smoke, & vanilla. Taste roasted malt, chocolate, ash, faint spice, licorice. Nice!

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ridgeway Lump of Coal has a thick, creamy, beige head, a dark brown (ruby red brown, under light) appearance, and substantial lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet cream, bread crust, and malt. Taste is of sweetness, cream, dark roasted, and almost burnt, malt, char, and acidic bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Ridgeway Lump of Coal finishes semi-dry and boozy in the head. You will feel this one.

RJT

Photo of Oldmankeebler
4.48/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice stout. Slightly sweet with no hops. Smooth finish that isn't too bitter.

Photo of artdob
3.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Vanilla colored foam and light lace on a sea of black liquid. Nose is very light with sweet fruity notes. On the palate, pumpernickel, molasses.
A roasty bitterness follows. Light carbonation - a bit more than I want in a stout, but not over the top. 8% abv for this brew. A decent option for a cold winter night.

Photo of RJLarse
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of Lump Of Coal in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a translucent black walnut color, garnet red when held up to the light. There is a foamy off-white head, leaving thin sheets of lace on the glass.

Smell is a faint and sweet aroma, toffee and charcoal.

Taste is also sweet up front, a chocolate and coffee flavor, with a rum candy flavor.

Moutfeel is perhaps thin for the style, but smooth, with a wet bitter sweet aftertaste.

Overall better than I thought ti would be. I had it figured for a holiday seasonal gimmick, but it's a pretty decent stout. I would have it again.

Photo of TBoneJones
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a stout glass, this is a dark brown beer, with a thin off-white head that soon fades away, and nice lacing that also does the same. Body looks ok.
Smells lightly of roasted coffee and some cocoa.
Not as bad as I thought it might be. Roasted malts and a powdery cocoa sensation, simply so and generally a tasty brew. Not too dry or too sweet.
Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, creamy and medium-low carbonated.
Something to try once, certainly if it's a gift.

Photo of Snellgg5
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J_Dub
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.16/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into an imperial nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing trickled here and there to a standstill just above the beer as it got sipped down.
The smell had a super roasty coffee, big and bold and pure absolutely coffee. A light sweet chocolate enters in as it warms.
The taste had a nice roasty boozy sweetness. Light coffee enters in once again to balance and make good. A light coffee-ish aftertaste enters and leads to a semi-sweet to dry finish.
The mouthfeel sat about a light to medium on the body with a semi-sessionable quality about it. Nice roasty coffee rolls over my tongue.
Overall, yeah, I dig this, and I dig it as a foreign/export stout. Merry Christmas, BA's!

Photo of Matt2509
4.44/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Solid stout. Great taste and good feel.

Photo of StevieJ_80
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikus
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My wife summed this one up perfectly... 'it's a stout'. I'd be hard pressed to pay $6.99 for this again, but with that being said, there is nothing bad about this brew, just nothing great.

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rgirl
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EricTeusink
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marioluck
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of graybayou
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Z-man
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Lump Of Coal from Ridgeway Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.