Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing
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Reviews by jimdkc:
3.43/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased at Independence Hy-Vee Supermarket for $4.99 each along with Santa's Butt, Rudolph's Revenge, and Bad Elf. Who could resist? World Market was charging $5.99 each and didn't have Santa's Butt. Half liter (16.9 oz.) bottles.
Poured into my snifter dark, nearly black, brown.One finger of tan head quickly faded to a scant foam ring. Didn't leave any lacing.
Lightly fruity aroma. Maybe a bit of bittersweet chocolate.
Smoky, roasted malt flavor dominates. Slightly sweet. Chocolate. A hint of dark fruit. A litle bitterness on the finish.
Medium body... not thick, but not thin and watery either. Carbonation a bit high for a stout, but the bubbles are very fine.
A smooth drink which hides it's 8% alcohol well.
Based on the 2 I've tried so far, I can see purchasing this foursome (Lump of Coal, Bad Elf, Rudolph's Revenge, and Santa's Butt) again next year... and the year after... etc. These are fun, tasty holiday treats!
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2006 02:57:05 | More by jimdkc
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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.