Boatrocker Roger Ramjet 2020

Style
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
ABV
10.9%

Look, it's not the fanciest or most high brow of words, but it's the one that first came to mind as I tipped my can of Roger Ramjet into a glass (yes, Roger comes in both cans and bottles in 2020, folks). And it's globular. Well, that was the starter for ten, at least. Then there was "sludgy, dense quicksand pit of boozy chocolate dessert through which no light shall pass". But globular is snappier.

Yes, it's fair to say this year's Bourbon Trace barrel-aged addition to the canon of Ramjets is in keeping with its predecessors. If it were a king of England, it would be Henry VIII in all his bloated excess (and, at 10.9 percent ABV, there's a good chance you could lose your head too). Thick fudge, aromas of treacle, hints of something savoury / umami, the sweetness of the bourbon, the creaminess (and a little drying edge) of the oak... Less carbonated than fattened with gelatin (no gelatin is in the beer), it's a wallower for sure.

James Smith

Published May 12, 2020

Name
Boatrocker Brewers & Distillers
Address

34 & 51 Macbeth Street
Braeside
VIC 3195

Phone
0438 394 972
Open Hours

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

Tours

By appointment

AIBA 2024 entries B2
Frigid Cloud 2 B

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