Advent Beer Calendar 2006: Day 4: Lump of Coal Stout

Ridgeway Lump of Coal Holiday StoutThis is one lump of coal you wouldn’t mind getting in your stocking: Lump of Coal Stout from Ridgeway Brewing, of the "Bad Elf" beer fame. Yes, that’s the brewer whose labels are creating a stir back east.

Billed as a bittersweet chocolate stout, it’ll keep you warm at 8% alcohol. The BeerAdvocate reviews talk of chocolate flavors, tangy fruit, sweet and sour, black licorice, and coffee. They give it a score of 80/100, with 81% approval.


  1. Couldn’t find any last year… got some this year & ABSOLUTELY worth the wait! This brew has a little bit of everything in just the right combination. A ‘must try’ for dark beer lovers!

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