Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing
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Reviews by Contra:
3.53/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Labeled as "Much more than you deserve for X-mas this year", well Christmas this year is a long ways off, and we're pretty far off from Christmas last year... Doesn't mean we can't celebrate, now does it?
The most immediate visual on Lump of Coal is the mountainous, pillow of foam atop the liquid. Very impressive. The aroma is just right too, very sweet, like baker's chocolate. Taste is slightly off, compared to the aroma, but it's still strong.
Overall, quite good. Worth trying out, even if there are plenty of great alternatives in the stout category.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2008 02:25:10 | More by Contra
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3.45/5 rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Found this in one of my boxes 'o beer I've got stashed at my friend Justin's (BA OKComputer) house. Don't remember buying it, may have had it up to 4 years. Bottle code: F14-206. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear, translucent reddish-mahogany color with just a thin cap of tan head that quickly dissipated. While this is a very attractive beer, it doesn't look like a Stout, but more like Strong Ale or Barleywine. Think North Coast Old Stock ale.
A bit of sweetness is at the front of the scent, with some malt and grain showing through. After that, hints of tobacco and leather were apparent. On the tongue the beer was the same, a bit malty sweet, and some earth and leather notes. The finish had a tangy tobacco aspect.
The body was thin, if you consider this a Stout, but right on for a Strong/Old ale. Smooth all across the tongue, with a semi dry finish. Overall, a very good brew, one that I will certainly grab again if I see it, and I think it's worth your time as well.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 19:40:53 | More by beertunes
Lump Of Coal from Ridgeway Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.