Brewed by Ramses Bier
Style: Imperial Stout
Hooge Zwaluwe, Netherlands
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
A stout from Ramses bier brewed at the 3 Horne brewery. Brewed with biological coffee, vanilla, hopflowers, bog myrtle, juniper berry. SHIRE STOUT is een sterk, stoer doch elegant bier. Om de bierbewaarheid te ondersteunen is Gagel en Jeneverbes toegevoegd. Vanille en koffie complementeren de mout smaken. Door de bitterheid, het hoge alcohol percentage, en de bijzondere ingrediënten kan dit bier gracieus rijpen. Single hop UK Pilgrim Het 120 minuten continu toevoegen van deze Engelse hop draagt bij aan het exclusieve karakter van dit bier. Het is aangenaam kruidig met een toon van ceder en een vleugje citrus. Dry hop Het toevoegen van extra hop tijdens de lagering versterkt de hop geur en de hop smaak zonder het bier bitterder te maken.

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GvanGool (132) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2017
The label quotes "complicated beer for difficult people" Thanks mom for sharing thus beer.... she must know me! A very pleasant stout beet. Almost black with small and quickly disappearing brown foam. It smells licorice, coffee and fruites. The taste is not as sweet as the smell tells you! A strong bitterness remains for a while! Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Bov (13553) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 6, 2017
from Beers'n'more - black beer with a moderate foam left; toasted aroma with solid notes of whisky and cherries; quite sweet, full-bodied, grainy, coffeish and whisky-like finish; hints of nuts

caribou43 (1319) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2017
I was really happy to try this beer yesterday at the Pibar, Lausanne with Raoul. I am a lover of the stout and this one is a good one, classical, strong and simply well done, all the qualities that you could expect from one stout like the horse running ahead. The body is a pleasant black colour, deep with a perfect white and brown foam. At the nose, there are nice aromas of roasted malt and coffee. The first sip confirmed that it is a good job, the taste is delightful like a full moon that you are contemplating, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate in few quantity, hop. The finish is dry and mineral. It is the kind of beer that I could dry daily with pleasure.

Antonio369 (268) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2017
33 CL bottle, served in snifter. Poured almost black with two finger tan head. Aroma: coffee, licorice, vanilla, dark Chocolate, dark fruit, roasted Malts. Taste is pretty much the same without anything else happening. I'm not getting Any of the other exotic ingredients that they are describing on the bottle, not in the taste nor in the aroma, bit of a letdown. Light tot medium body with bittersweet finish. Not bad overall but would not buy this again...

mjik83 (1766) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
33cl flesje via HEMA, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 8,7% Uitgeschonken in Brand Porter glas Uiterlijk: zwart met cremelaag die snel wegtrekt Aroma en smaak: neus is cacao, smaak chocolade, koffie, gebrande mouten, caramel, redelijke bitter mag meer Conclusie: zeker geen verkeerde stout

corkyrory66 (2551) - BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2017
Pour ma 150ème néerlandaise, un petit choix personnel s’est naturellement porté sur cet impérial stout aux nombreuses particularités. Niveaux abv de 8,7 %, et ebu de 66 (à noter qu’ils sont différents de ce qui est enregistré sur ratebeer). Le reste des caractéristiques semblent lui identique : café, vanille, piment royal, baie de genièvre. A noter le houblonnage en continu pendant 2 heures avec du pilgrim, et un dry hopping avec ce même houblon. Mon exemplaire avait 14 mois de mise en bouteille, et pouvait allègrement attendre la fin de l’année, ou même bien plus, mais il devait représenter les Pays-Bas à mon 150ème … Donc fidèle au poste et courageux comme le cheval de l’étiquette, il a rempli sa mission … Couleur noir intense (122 ebc), à l’opacité très forte. Nappage brun clair soyeux et stable à 1 mm. Arômes de malt choco, baies noires, chicorée, pointe délicate de charbon. 1ère bouche très souple au remarquable ensemble café/baies/genièvre. Arrière-bouche complexe, longue, très fine. 2ème au superbe développement sur café et verdure (mais n’oublions pas que le café nous arrive vert avant torréfaction, donc pas d’incompatibilité ..). Arrière-bouche qui souligne bien le malt. 3ème à la remarquable harmonie café/myrte/houblon. Arrière-bouche longue, aux cent nuances. Longueur qui développe le tout, avec un point d’honneur sur le malt torréfié. Jambes huileuses, longues. Levure dense, boisée, très grande ligne. Alcool parfait, il surveille, dirige, organise, et ne laisse rien passer. Finale à la grande harmonie. CONCLUSION : très grand imperial stout, travaillé avec une grande délicatesse et un soin quasi maniaque sur le malt et le houblon. C’est superbe de nuances, et remarquablement bien fait.

zacgillbanks (5765) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle from Mam and Dad’s Holiday, Netherlands. Inky black with a thin white head. It has a rich coffee, chocolate and vanilla flavour followed by oak, leather and bitter chocolate on the smooth finish. Very good.

Grumpelmies (449) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle. Black with a shade of brown. Minimal head. Light aroma of dark fruits first reminds me of a Doppelbock but then the smells of malts and chocolate kick in. Some smoke in there too. Taste is coffee, malts, dark chocolate and liquorice. Long lasting bitter hoppy finish with even more coffee and chocolate. Can’t detect the vanilla though...Balanced and well made even if the alcohol shines through. Lovely.

TEJA (3434) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle shared by Dan n thanks. Tiny grey head. Clear brown color. Unpleasant urine and toilet freshener aroma. Not appealing taste but good Roasted taste.

MelvinKalksma (1941) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2016

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, hops and juniper berries.

Opaque black beer with medium yeast and with a slight/medium brown head.

Starts slightly/medium sweet with malts, caramel and chocolate; ends slightly bitter with roasted malt, hops and juniper berries.

This beer is rather complex and balanced, but lacks intensity in both the aroma and flavour. The added ingredients -vanilla, coffee and juniper berries- work quite well, but the beer is so balanced that the vanilla and coffee are not even that noticeable.

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