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Bad King John - Ridgeway Brewing

Bad King JohnBad King John

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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.68%


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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Reviews by OtherShoe2:
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 01:07:20 | More by OtherShoe2
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Bad King John from Ridgeway Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.