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Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing

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471 Ratings
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Ratings: 471
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.78%


Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ybnorml on 11-25-2004)
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feylure

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

And interesting little brew with a nice name. I guess I have been bad this year. Wait...

Appearance is what a stout should be; dark and well carbonated.

Smell seems a bit off, like there's a fight going on between the malty + smokey flavors and bitters.

Taste though is quite nice. Full-bodied, sweet and malty flavor with nothing fighting. It ends quite full, but doesn't leave much lingering.

All and all, this is quite drinkable. I'll try it again this next Winter and hope for a better smell!

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 06:11:16 | More by feylure
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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.

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Lump Of Coal from Ridgeway Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.