Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing
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Reviews by stockingcpl:
3.48/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Appearance: This brew poured with a rather dark hesitant head. Lacings and spiderwebbing is plentiful. Color is a rather dark semi-translucent chocolate.
Smell: Aroma is a rather pleasant coffee malt. Some slight spiciness sneaks in during sustain. Certainly an active aroma curve. Quite interesting.
Taste: Good flavor profile. Follows the overall aroma. Herhaps some slight prune during sustain. Coffee and chocolate dominate mid and onset. Malt setected during the totality orf the flavor curve.
Mouthfeel: A little heavy on the palate, but this is not unexpected for a stout. Aftertaste is minimal. Sustain tapers rather quickly.
Drinkability: Not bad here. Nothing special. It is a traditional stout.
Overall: An interesting holiday stout. The faint spiciness makes this a good winter warmer.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2009 16:13:09 | More by stockingcpl
More User Reviews:
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.