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Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing

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79
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477 Ratings
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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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karengarys

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This "dark holiday stout" pours very mahogany dark, my slow pour leaves little head. There is a definite "holiday" flavor, something between those strange holiday candies that were popular in the US in the 70s, and nutmeg or something. It is slight, but refreshing. Amazingly, the alcohol flavor is quite well hidden. The taste is nicely balanced malt molassis, and clean refreshing hops. The mouthfeel even meets my American expectations of being foamy or creamy (as opposed to wet and flat). The finish is nice and clean.

I recommend this easy to drink beverage any time of year!

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2008 22:58:50 | More by karengarys
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Lump Of Coal from Ridgeway Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.