Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing
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Reviews by JayTheFinn:
3.88/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I'm always leary of beers with quaint little names like this one, but Lump of Coal delivers more than just a seasonally clever name, it's got taste.
A - Nothing outstanding, but it looks good. Dark brown body with a one finger head on the pour that lapses into a thin ring pretty quickly.
S - Not much really besides some slight sweet roasted chocolate.
T - Licorice and caramel sweetness! Very enjoyable if you have a sweet-tooth...not so much if you don't.
M - Solid sweetness on the tongue.
D - Good taste and a just lively enough carbonation keeps this one going down easy, especially as a dessert beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2008 04:47:32 | More by JayTheFinn
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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 466 ratings.