Vintage of Ramjet (2014/2015)
Stout - Russian Imperial
This beer is no longer being produced by the brewery.
I never have enough patience to 'age' imperial stouts, so finding one on a shelf bridges the gap.Beautiful dark chocolate and caramel nose. Aroma continues on taste with Starward wine barrels perfectly interlaced. Finish is rich dark chocolate. A pleasure
Ramjet day with Laura. Would have loved to taste this new. But still stunning, whiskey damped down a bit and fruit notes starting to show through. A touch oily and lesser mouthfeel prevents the top score.
Purchased at Boatrocker Barrel RoomEarned the Heavy Weight (Level 39) badge! Earned the Imperial Czar (Level 5) badge!
I just feel disappointed drinking this beer that I once adored. To be fair, the beer is balanced, has good head retention and carb, a nice mouthfeel and strong finish. I just despise what the Starward does to it - it detracts, rather than reinforces
Purchased at Tony's TaphouseEarned the 99 Bottles (Level 90) badge!
Super smooth, raisins, dark fruits, soy, whisky notes, barrel elements with a tickle of booze on the end. Boy oh boy I’m in love…Earned the 99 Bottles (Level 6) badge! Earned the Heavy Weight (Level 17) badge!
Dark chocolate, whiskey and all sorts of complexityEarned the Verified Adventure (Level 92) badge! Earned the Sky's the Limit (Level 8) badge! Earned the 99 Bottles (Level 7) badge! Earned the 2X (Level 17) badge! Earned the Beyond a Shadow of a Stout (Level 10) badge!