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


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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/

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

age_jellema (87) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2017
snap niet waarom ze dit een imperial stout noemen, het gewoon een stout. niet zoet, redelijk licht. een gewone stout maar minder spannend dan het verhaal doet lijken.

markoijelena (3121) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - OCT 4, 2016
Draft sample at Hop Festival Rotterdam 2016, The Netherlands. August 2016. Pour it dark color with medium white head. Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate. Taste starts with roasted malt, some smokey flavour, chocolate, pretty much thin feel, not so balanced, light body, soft carbonation, thin finish.

Lore (2746) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2016
dark brown colour, moderate sized creamy beige head; aroma of coffee, cocoa powder, grape notes, dried fruits and hints of whisky notes; taste is the same; altogether not an imperial stout with intensive aroma and taste notes - quite temperate

tricksta_p (4658) - 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.

fkoolen (1216) - 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.

ALIBALI (2122) - 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.

Maarten1993 (1279) - 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.

markextrae (4424) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - 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.

SaintMatty (7365) - 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.

sjogro (4160) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5