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Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
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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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

11-11-2013 23:54:33 | More by jaycar06
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

10-09-2013 02:20:08 | More by Braz
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cwd

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -13%

10-05-2013 15:26:52 | More by cwd
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Washington

4/5  rDev +15.9%

09-15-2013 10:04:30 | More by bernat1971
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California

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

09-01-2013 08:38:11 | More by TruePerception
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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-31-2013 21:08:58 | More by Eric908
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CGMLS3

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-14-2013 22:20:16 | More by CGMLS3
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -13%

07-12-2013 01:19:51 | More by WOLFGANG
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grahammi

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.9%

07-10-2013 22:57:31 | More by grahammi
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radiofish

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-09-2013 22:02:24 | More by radiofish
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Chris-MOC9

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-28-2013 22:23:58 | More by Chris-MOC9
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13%

06-28-2013 20:56:03 | More by redleg411
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

06-23-2013 16:48:16 | More by kingmaker
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Johnnyv310

New York

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

05-30-2013 16:11:27 | More by Johnnyv310
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Timmah11

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-29-2013 02:01:59 | More by Timmah11
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davey101

Connecticut

3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into a tulip glass. The neck reads "F12 279 02:53" which I can only assume is a date code meaning its from October 5th, 2012.

Pours a nearly black body that appears clear dark red under the light with a fingers worth of khaki foam. Looks good. Leaves behind some patches of foam and some nice lacing. Smell is awfully mundane. Sweet milk chocolate, faint vanilla, bitter roasted malts and not much else. Taste follows the nose with the addition of smoke smoke and a plasticy finish. Like a muted rauchbier with some artificial vanilla. Why is it so roasty? The saving grace here is the mouth feel which is full and creamy. Not a big fan of this one. The light smokey thing it has going on is less than welcome in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 03:16:23 | More by davey101
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a cola color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of coffee. Taste is coffee, some chocolate, alcohol is well hidden. smooth and easy drinking. Feels a bit creamy in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 12:05:38 | More by tone77
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Laslomcd

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

04-17-2013 23:54:01 | More by Laslomcd
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -42%

03-21-2013 00:04:30 | More by BGsWo22
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DruRho

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-19-2013 00:01:53 | More by DruRho
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

03-10-2013 20:04:56 | More by spycow
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Ilafan

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Either my nose doesn't work, or this awesomely named and cleverly labeled beer has no discernible smell. It pours very dark with a centimeter high, fast-dissolving whitish head. Its coloring is very dark, as it should given its name, right? But when stuffing my schnozz into my glass, I could barely detect a faint sweet aroma of ... what? I don't know. The taste is lighter than I thought it would be, too. I still like it; the roasted bean with a hint of caramel is pleasing. But the relatively high alcohol content of 8% isn't balanced as well with flavoring like other similar stouts.

Still, I am charmed by this beer, and of various holiday offerings I have tried, this ranks in the upper echelon. Nice beer for a cold Minnesota winter's night.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 20:42:05 | More by Ilafan
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im4beer

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-17-2013 01:31:33 | More by im4beer
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

*This bottle is well over a year old, and I have no idea if this beer ages, so take this review with a grain of salt.

Pours molasses in color with caramel highlights and a modest, khaki head. Smells of molasses, caramel, a hint of chocolate, and some alcohol. The flavor is surprisingly mild compared to the aroma, with far less sweetness than I expected and a decent dose of hop bitterness to counter. There's a roasted character that evokes burnt sugar, but the character of the malt is otherwise difficult to pin down. Warming allows some dark fruit to come through as well. An acrid taste lingers on the back of the tongue as the hop finish inelegantly presents itself. The mouthfeel is slick and sticky, with that stickiness lingering palpably on the lips. I will say that the 8% ABV is adeptly concealed. Unfortunately, that which conceals it is not especially impressive in its own right.

Export stouts are my least preferred stout, so it's hard for me to find one that impresses me, and this is no exception. This brew is drinkable but perfectly forgettable in my estimation.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 02:43:02 | More by MaximalC
Lump Of Coal from Ridgeway Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.