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Bad King John - Ridgeway Brewing

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-17-2012 22:51:15 | More by Pelicanrocks
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Suigintou92


4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

08-15-2012 18:20:42 | More by Suigintou92
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-15-2012 03:25:31 | More by MarkyMOD
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from 1/2010 notes. Poured into a Caracole small snifter. Pours a dark brown amber, light tan head and light lacing. Mild roasted and sweet malt aroma. Light flavor of dark caramel malt, slight hops. Flavors nice but very subdued. Like most of the beer from this brewery, the flavors are OK, but too bland and low key. Light to medium bodied. This tastes more like a dark ale than a stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2012 03:42:03 | More by LiquidAmber
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phattman073

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-28-2012 22:27:54 | More by phattman073
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-26-2012 01:53:15 | More by raythealeman
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Demonhunter


4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-20-2012 20:31:33 | More by Demonhunter
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JohnBender

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-23-2012 22:48:54 | More by JohnBender
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle (bottle conditioned): best before 17 Feb 2013, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard 9 Apr 2012.

Looks good: tan head on an exceedingly dark body.

The nose and taste are a great blend of dark chocolate, liquorice, bitter coffee and burnt prunes.

Not rich in body but flavoursome and interesting: a fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 18:48:38 | More by BlackHaddock
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark clear brown with a small short lived brown head on the pour. Aroma and Taste of roasted caramel malt, some coffee and dark fruit, with some liquorice notes and light bitterness. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is a sweet roasted caramel malt, cacao, espresso with some light liquorice flavor and some bitterness on the end for balance. Both the aroma and flavor become more pronounced as it warms up. Overall a good tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 19:13:29 | More by Samp01
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-21-2012 15:31:37 | More by Kahlerbock
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Arborescence

Finland

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

02-19-2012 23:14:05 | More by Arborescence
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A very, very muted aroma of malt, coffee, and a little hops.

T: Tasted of light coffee notes, a good shot of malt, mild hops and a burnt quality. The flavor here is decent enough, but is certainly on the mild side.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a super dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not necessarily a bad beer, but not particularly memorable either.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 13:02:29 | More by avalon07
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-13-2012 22:31:33 | More by MisledTitan
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StJamesGate

New York

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Russet-tinged black with steady beige head that leaves few trailers. Blackberry and ash on the nose with a bit of Band-aid.
Dark roast coffee, melted brown sugar, dates, hints of dark chocolate and cola-type caramel, then an assertively bitter hop ending made mostly of branch and autumn leaf.
Sweet comeback, dry linger. Medium, oily, chewy, slick, no burn.

Maybe a bit sugary and simple; not huge depth here. But good roasty notes; more oily than most. Oil and sugar do contrive to be a cloyingly bittersweet after a while, but at this strength you're not sessioning it anyway.

I'd been ready to write off Ridgeway based on rep and some very average beers, this earns them a stay of execution.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 21:44:49 | More by StJamesGate
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Joaco

Mexico

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-25-2012 01:17:36 | More by Joaco
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-19-2012 02:24:23 | More by meatyard
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-07-2012 17:40:48 | More by kevgod
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-11-2011 13:04:41 | More by Stouttyme
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-11-2011 11:44:29 | More by valkyre65
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pored in one swift fluid motion into a tulip pint glass to avoid any sediment.

Black bodied with thick big bubbled beige head that quickly dispersed.

Rich coffee aroma with a fruity hint, maybe raspberry dunked in dark chocolate.

A nice spritely spicy taste, peppery with bitter notes the roast comes through nicely in coal tasting smack to round it off.

surprisingly sup'able probably due to the great carbonation making it an easy drinking experience.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 01:35:34 | More by EmperorBevis
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R15

Italy

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-18-2011 11:28:55 | More by R15
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-16-2011 01:08:09 | More by oline73
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from 500ml bottle into imperial pint glass

A-more of a dark ruby color with about a finger of head that faded wuickly with a little lacing

S- a little coffee and some roasted malt smell

T-some coffee and dark fruits with a finish of some carmel

M-a little on the thin side for a stout, I like mine a little creamier

O-A lot of potential but not quite there maybe a stout light

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 02:11:23 | More by tvv375ia
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a brownish red with minimal head turning to film and decent lacing. Smells of rich sweet roasted malt some dark fruits and maybe some plum. Tastes like a sweet or a milk stout not enough hop presence or any complexity really. Not bad but nothing special. Feel is a bit too carbonated at first, again nothing special here. Not a bad beer but nothing I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 20:08:34 | More by thepeter
Bad King John from Ridgeway Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.