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Bad King John - Ridgeway Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Suds on 06-02-2008)
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

A: Pours out like Coca Cola. Fizzy but leaves absolutely no head whatsoever. Looks just like Coke.
S: Just a generic porter smell and ... tinsel?!!!
T: A generic smokey porter profile with a horrible corn snacks flavour. The aftertaste is actually very nice – fudge and caramel – but the initial wash is so bad that I'm questioning the quality of my bottle. It's very fizzy, albeit the bubbles are fine. Not like pop.
O: Hmm, could I have bought an infected bottle? Not sure I want to pay £2 for another bottle to find out. If this is Bad King John in its normal state then it's one of the worst stouts I've had.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with a little transparency. Skim creamy tan head what leaves some really decent clingy skim-like lace.

Mild charred malt and creamy coffee notes. A whiff of chocolate.

Assertive charred malt that leads to a bit of creaminess in the mouth. Bitter coffee notes, chicory, carbon. But with all of those harsh edges, this one is…smooth. Finish is bitter and svn a little medicinal.

Medium to medium full. A little loose for a stout.

Very very decent brew. A bitter-focused English stout, with still a bit of smoothness. Worth a try.

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Bad King John from Ridgeway Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.