Boatrocker Brewery Ramjet 2014

Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

GBW Gala Showcase People's Choice Best Beer

The all-conquering Ramjet is back! The first vintage of the barrel-aged imperial stout from Boatrocker wowed all beer lovers whose path it crossed, won over by its luscious blend of roast characters, chocolate, vanilla, oak and whisky. And now the 2014 vintage, which was offered to punters as a sneak peak at last month's Good Beer Week Gala Showcase where it promptly won People's Choice Best Beer, is out, initially in bottles and with a seriously limited number of kegs to follow between now and Good Beer Week itself (keep an eye on Boatrocker's social media for when and where, we're told).

For the 2014 vintage, the story is similar to the first. Boatrocker obtained some just emptied (and in some cases not completely empty) whisky barrels from the Melbourne distillery that makes Starward whisky, brewed a batch of imperial stout and poured it into said barrels. A while later, the beer was put into bottles and left to age in the brewery's cellar for nigh on six months in keeping with the brewers' belief that, as The Supremes once sang, you can't hurry love.

Second time around, the darker elements of the brew are more prominent; where 2013 had heaps of creamy vanilla to the fore, here the chocolate is more noticeable, while the whisky is more upfront too. It looks set to be another winner so, if you missed out first time around...

Published April 1, 2015

Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers

34 & 51 Macbeth Street
VIC 3195

0438 394 972
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Thursday: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 2pm to 11pm
Saturday: midday to 11pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm


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