Criminally Bad Elf - Ridgeway Brewing
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3.7/5 rDev +7.9%
500ml bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a glowing apricot with a finger of thick off-white head that faded to an oily film.
S: Candied fruits, sweet caramel, tootsie rolls, and a bit of cream come through. Sweet and fruity but not cloying. Touch of fruit punch.
T: Creamy flavors of vanilla, candied dates, stone fruits, mild cocoa, cinnamon, all spice, leafy herbal hops, tobacco, slight butter, wood, vegetables and fruit juice.
M: Extremely thick and chewy carbonation, frothy and velvety mouthfeel, soft fully body, low bitterness. Fuzzy, soft and creamy overall. Slight tingly alcohol.
O: Better than I expected, but a bit too sweet and fruity to be my favorite. Not cloying though, but the fruit punch flavor is a bit strange. The mouthfeel and body are just right. Would drink again but wouldn't be my first choice.
07-02-2014 22:24:13 | More by scottfrie
3.54/5 rDev +3.2%
Purchased as part of Christmas celebration. The label is pretty amusing and sells the beer even before tasting.
it looks quite nice, caramel-colored with a light tan head.
Smells a bit bitter, more so than other barley wines I've had.
Taste is clean, with no cloying aftertaste, but lacking in complexity: faint caramel and malt.
12-29-2013 04:05:44 | More by Guinnesslover
4.71/5 rDev +37.3%
Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf has a very thick, frothy, cream-colored head, a somewhat hazy, yet brilliant, orange-amber appearance, and fairly significant lacing left on the glass. The aroma is strong, and I could smell it from a considerable distance. One will pick up a pungent, very sweet, syrupy, sugary, fruity, caramel. Taste is of rich, sweet, caramel, black pepper, unusual fruit components, bread, bread crust, celery, peanut butter, and even a shade of nuts. Mouthfeel is fairly light, and Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf finishes wet, rich, sweet, and delicious. I recommend this in the strongest way!
12-21-2013 14:08:23 | More by RonaldTheriot
Criminally Bad Elf from Ridgeway Brewing
78 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.