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Ramses Bier Stout met Hout

Brewed by Ramses Bier
Style: Imperial Stout
Hooge Zwaluwe, Netherlands
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Shire Stout brewed with wooden chips, drenched in whisky. Batches vary in whisky brand. Pilgrim single hop. Vanilla, gale, juniper berries.

First batches brewed at 3 Horne:
Batch 1208 2011b - unknown - stamped (right side) with whisky barrel
Batch 2012 0109 - mentions ingredients "wood (116 EBC)" - stamped (right side) with whisky barrel
Batch 2012 0621b - mentions "wood (116 EBC) - stamped (left side) with whisky barrel
Batch 2012 1214 - mentions "wood (EBC 112) - stamped (left side) with whisky barrel
Batch 2013 0425 - no mention of wood - stamped (left side) with whisky barrel
Batch 2013 0905 - no mention of wood, does say Admiral hop instead of Pilgrim - stamped (left side) with whisky barrel

Brewed at Ramses
Batch 2014 0510 - no mention of wood, Pilgrim hops as standard - stamped (left side) with whisky barrel, most likely Johnny Walker (private comm).
Note: a bottling of the same brewbatch (20140510) has been released with Ardbeg and Admiral hop: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/ramses-bier-stout-met-hout-ardbeg-ba/325526/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3329) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle at home, batch 2015 09 16. Aroma is dark malt, wood, some whiskey, touch of juniper and dark fruits, roast, some coffee, cocoa, liquorice. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium. Not as full as I’d like, but the aroma has some complexity to it. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fkoolen (924) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2016
Taster @ Mout Bierfestival, Nijmegen. Very dark brown, beige foamy head. Jeneverbes fruity, floral, light roasted malts, bitter finish. Light body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALIBALI (524) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2016
Schmackhaft solides IS. Stark gehopft und der Nachhall daher angenehm bitter. Der Trunk schlank wie so oft bei fassgelagerten Bieren. Erdig ist er auch. Vermutlich ebenfalls durch den ausschließlich verwendeten Pilgrim Hopfen. Schoko und Röstaromen kommen natürlich ebenfalls nicht zu kurz. Unter dem Strich allerdings das alles doch relativ gewöhnlich. 0,33l Flasche aus DE BIERBOUTIQUE in Weert. Ca. 3 Euro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (909) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
Drank with Bram while watching Game of Thrones s06e08 13-6-2016 (2015 bottle). Not bad, fine drinkable, but not that special. A bit standard dark beer, did not really get that much out of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3702) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2016
33cl bottle at a bar. poured a deep brown to light black colour with a tanned head. nose of roasted coffe, dark malts, charred oak, peat smoke, slight herbal notes, vanilla, taste has peat, salty liqorice, dark bitter chocolate notes, coffee, mouthfeel is a bit to light bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (6734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
330ml Bottle - Black in colour. Vanilla, coffee, blackcurrant and whisky in the aroma. Smooth, roasted and moderately rich taste with cocoa, blackcurrant, vanilla and coffee standing out. The whisky notes are fairly restrained compared to similar beers of this type and that is by no means a bad thing in this case.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2452) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
Koffie met cassis, imperial stout om lekker van te stuiteren! Krachtig koolzuur ook. Lekker hoor!! Backlog from 2014/12/20.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (1113) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle, batch 2014 0510 with Admiral hops and Deanston Scotch wood, no Arbeg sticker, no sign of Arbeg in the beer, so I suppose it’s a regular version. Pours black with a tan head. Wood, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, lots of spices, pine, bit of citrus. Fairly bitter, smooth and creamy intially, but turning a bit thin in the mouth. Dry finish. A bit messy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11469) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/27/15] Draught sample at Borefts After Festival 2015 in Rotterdam. Black. Aroma of wood, roast, cocoa. Dry flavor, roasty, woody, slightly sourish, with coffee, cocoa, vinous fruitiness, and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaelic (144) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2015
Stout from the Ramses brewery. Complexed but interesting taste. Malt, vanille, a small touch of cherry. Dark porter with creme small head. Caramel, coffee, chololate in the taste. Nice bitters which last long in the mouth.

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