Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing
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Reviews by TheBeerCarl:
2.65/5 rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Appearance: pours a deep dark amber with a thin light brown head. The head is light in body and dissipates quickly.
Smell: malt and molasses are two most prevalent notes with hints of cinnamon, clove and rock candy.
Taste: Burnt sugar is the first flavor that comes to mind. There are subtle flavors of molasses, malt, coffee, clove and licorice. It also tastes like there is a lot of residual sugar and has more Belgium tripel characteristics than it does stout.
Mouthfeel: It has a very sharp bite to it from the excessive amount of carbonation and that bite lingers for a while.
Overall: I was not really a impressed with this beer as I was expecting a nice stout with maybe some holiday flavors. Instead I got a really sweet beer with mostly odd flavors.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2011 00:39:00 | More by TheBeerCarl
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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 471 ratings.