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

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 ingredinten 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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Marduk's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6589) - Reval, - FEB 11, 2013
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Dark mahogany color. Medium size brown head appears and stays for a while. Dusty, roast, dark fruits in aroma. Smooth and milky texture. Sweet, roast and coffee also in flavor. Very drinkable.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
TEJA (2536) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1098) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2016

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

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

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

Overall:
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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hamirubi (571) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2016
33cl bottle at De Vlaamsche Reus, at Wageningen in the Netherlands (26 V 2016). 8.5 ABV, 66 EBU, 122 EBC, in a perfect imperial combo. A black tanned brew with red brown gloom and big white to beige head. The nose is rather fruity with grapes, berries, winegums and other candies. The taste has keen coffee flavours and of course the traditional sugary sweets, yet also a hoppy bitterness and mild fondant chocolate body. This results in a not that heavy, yet very long lasting chocolate-like bitter brew. Great job!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (737) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2016
The beer has the perfect stout looks. The color of the beer is pitch black on the eye. With a strong light behind it, a truly astonishing ruby/cherry red color can be seen. The beer looks quite clear, but it is so dark that it is hard to determine. The beer pours a minimal layer of dark foam with a color of roasted almonds. The smell is typical for a stout. It has some delicious aromas of roasted barley, coffee and some sweet chocolate. The smell is a little mild rough. It could have had a bit more bitter tones of roasted barley and smoked oak. Those aromas are present, but just not strong enough. The smell also had a soft sweet aroma, of some red forest fruits. This is quite a nice touch. The taste of the beer is delicious to. This is a little stronger than the smell, it has a bit more kick. The beer has a delicious roasty smoky bitterness to it. There is also a nice alcohol flavor to it. The flavor has a delicious strong bitterness to it. This gives the beer a real stout flavor. It also has some sweet chocolate and some coffee. The balance is nice. It is a good stout, but not the best one around.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2281) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 24, 2016
dark brown colour, moderate sized brown head; aroma and taste of coffee, some herbs, hints of vanilla, ash and intensive roastedness; not bad, but a bit one-dimensional (mainly dominated by roasted bitterness with only minimal other notes)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (4302) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2016
Bottle. Dark pour, foamy head. Aroma has malt and some herbs. Taste of licorice, earthy dusty hop, herbs, grassy bitter and some malt. Weird, not very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hamilton_w (249) - - APR 8, 2016
Moderate roasted malt aroma. Black with medium tan head. Obvious bitterness lasts long. Creamy texture, medium to full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thanatosti (1531) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hema, Culemborg. Pitch black with a small tan head. Heavy roasted coffee aroma with some hops. Taste is medium bitter with again lots of hops and some vanilla. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjorsvdg (451) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
Een lekkere imperial stout, die een prima balans tussen bitter en zoet in zich heeft. Aroma van hout en koffie. In het smaakpalet zitten daarnaast pure chocolade, pruimedant. Droog bier zonder schuim.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (503) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Black with a light brown head. Nice aroma of coffee and vanilla. Both present, not strong thoogh. Very smooth to drink, soft with a nice bitter touch.


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