Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing
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Reviews by deltatauhobbit:
3.08/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Pours a dark brown color, dark red highlights around the edge when held up to the light, smallish tan head that sticks around though and leaves a cap on top.
Smell is barely existent, really have to search to even find the roasted malt aroma.
Taste is fairly straightforward, roasted malt up front and is the primary flavor, a burnt bitterness follows in the aftertaste, soft carbonation adds a bit of creaminess even though it's interrupted by a semi-dry finish, strength is very well hidden though.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2012 00:07:29 | More by deltatauhobbit
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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.