4 February 2023

Rye Whiskey BA Imperial Stout (Wee Beer Shop @WeeBeerShop) By @SpectreUK

Rye Whiskey BA Imperial Stout

There seems to be a few names for this Rye Whiskey BA Imperial Stout. It is otherwise known as Dradis; which stands for Direction, Range, Distance, and it is the tracking technology used in the new Battlestar Galactica series. Unfortunately, I haven't watched that yet, but I'll have to sometime.

However, we were fortunate enough to meet Dirk Benedict once at a convention, he played Lieutenant Starbuck in the original series. He is a really lovely man, but we mainly talked about the A-Team, and how good he was playing Columbo at the Grande Theatre in Wolverhampton.

This Dradis or Rye Whiskey BA Imperial Stout was barrel aged in two different barrels over a twelve month period. This was to produce the rye whiskey, liquorice and molasses flavours, as well as to give it a smokiness and pepperiness. This big in flavours and strong in alcohol by volume at 12% Imperial Stout was brewed with twelve different malts, so I'm expecting Dradis to literally blow my socks off.

On opening the can there was an intense almost syrupy sweet aroma of malts, predominantly of chocolate. This jet black Dradis almost smelt like a boozy chocolate cake. On taste it was reminiscent of a thick oozing chocolate fudge cake with a kick of whiskey, and lots of warming spiciness. The twelve malts had mixed together in perfect harmony to produce one of the most profound pudding beers I've ever tasted. There was a little smokiness too at the back of the flavour and into the aftertaste.

Moreish to the extreme, I drank down this Rye Whiskey BA Imperial Stout whilst eating a couple of Cadbury's Salted Caramel Crème Eggs, after my takeaway from the local Chippy. Gosh, what a treat after a long week at work. Cheers.

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