Bad King John | Ridgeway Brewing

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Bad King JohnBad King John

Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Suds on 06-02-2008

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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of Life-Love-Beer
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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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Photo of Jenno10
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

5/5  rDev +35.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of vinicole
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vey dark brown. Very little head.
Roasted malt bouquet and not much else.
Caramel and lightly toasted brown bread. A hint of sweetness.
The body lets this beer down. Watery.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Bad King John from Ridgeway Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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