Imperial Stout - Ridgeway Brewing
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Reviews by smcolw:
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Near black color where no light passes. Big bubbled initial head that disappears completely leaving no lace whatsoever.
Creamy chocolate notes to the nose. Some black cherry.
Semi-sweet chocolate up front. Very smooth, thick rich body with a lower level of carbonation. Aftertaste is a bitter combination of burnt malts and hops. As far as the style, this scores firmly in the mild side. There's no potent alcohol in flavor (or smell). It also doesn't have the in-your-face burnt biscuit one would expect. Still, this a flavorful, if not slightly sweet, stout.
Serving type: cask
12-09-2012 18:08:23 | More by smcolw
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3.45/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330 ml bottle, 2012 vintage, bottle #5089. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a quarter inch tan head. Head retention and lacing is decent, and there's an OK amount of lacing. Aroma is light but nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, and some dark fruit. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of a bit of licorice and coffee. Mouthfeel/body is medium, seems to me it's thin for an Imperial Stout. It's worth a try once, but I wouldn't buy this again at $5.49 a bottle. Not a bad beer, but I think you could do better for the price.
Serving type: bottle
10-12-2013 23:08:45 | More by bluejacket74
Imperial Stout from Ridgeway Brewing
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.