Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing
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Reviews by Guinness4me:
3.43/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
I've been a very, very bad girl. I deserve a Lump of Coal for xmas. In fact, I think I deserve a 12-pack. This was my third Ridgeway Brewing brew and I'm enjoying every single one of them.
It poured an impressive dark onyx with a tan foam head. At first swirl, it almost to have "legs" like wine!
Burnt coffee and chocolate wafted from my glass and to my nose, tempered with hops and alcohol. It was a hint of things to come.
The flavor is a complex combo of black licorice and coffee, sweetened with molasses and finished with dark chocolate. It left that almost cold aftertaste of black jellybeans and coffee-flavored hard candy.
It's mouthfeel is chewy and robust, should I describe it as lumpy? I don't know of another beer who could be called that and consider it a compliment.
It's a bit rich to drink a lot of, but I'll happily try.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2004 01:18:17 | More by Guinness4me
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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.