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Lump Of Coal - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
79
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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 328
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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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Lionhawk, Dec 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

squirreljr, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Lump of coal pours a black color with a small white lacing head. There is a weak toffee aroma. The taste also is weak, lots of toffee, with a very dry aftertaste. Weak watery flavors. Overall its decent, weak and watery, but in no ways horrible, a bit borring.

vette2006c5r, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

drew74, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

saburky, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

wollefdoogylloj, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

jaycar06, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Braz, Oct 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

cwd, Oct 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

TruePerception, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

CGMLS3, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

WOLFGANG, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

grahammi, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

radiofish, Jul 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Chris-MOC9, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

redleg411, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

kingmaker, Jun 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Johnnyv310, May 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Timmah11, May 29, 2013
Photo of davey101
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.

davey101, May 28, 2013
Photo of tone77
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.

tone77, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Laslomcd, Apr 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42%

BGsWo22, Mar 21, 2013
Lump Of Coal from Ridgeway Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.