Boatrocker Brewing Company
Boatrocker Coffee Ramjet Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Style: Imperial/Double Stout
Format: 330ml Bottle
Starting as a one off keg as part of our Ramjet Day Celebrations in April, feedback on the night was so positive we have decided to do a broader release.
We have taken our much loved Imperial Stout and aged it in Starward Whisky barrels for 5 months and infused it with whole roast coffee beans adding a new layer of roast and complexity to the beer. We have done the maths and there is the equivalent amount of a single espresso shot in each bottle.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Lives up to the hype
This cracker of a beer definitely lives up to the hype. It pours jet black with a persistent creamy tan head. The amora assaults the olfactory senses with dark chocolate, roasted malts, rich espresso coffee, hints of peaty smoke, Islay whiskey, Christmas pudding and deep, rich oak. The flavour packs a similar punch, with oak and whiskey coming through strongly, hints of sweet sherry and port, liquorice and molasses. The flavours continue to develop as the beer warms in your hand, producing an even richer bouquet of dark fruit and mince pies. The warming alcohol is noticeable but not unpleasant. The mouthful is silky and viscous, enough to coat your mouth and leave treacle coloured legs on your glass. The body is big enough to balance the intense flavours but not so sticky as to be cloying or sickly. A beer well worth savouring.