Episode 358 – Barrel-Aged Coffee Stouts
Coffee was once the only adjunct a good stout needed, until recent years has brought the entire pastry case with it. So finding five barrel-aged stouts with just coffee added was a bit of a challenge – but it’s a welcome reminder that sometimes all you need is coffee. (And love? Probably love, too.) These five locally-made coffee stouts saw a small variety of different barrels, and the elevated ABV has us hacky-sacking beer cans around the room in no time. We also assemble our team of experts to compete with the Distillery Channel, survey the absolute not normal-ness of 4 Floyds, get a late start on Beanvember, and learn a lot about the man they call Ludacris.
ABV Chicago Episode 358 – Barrel-Aged Coffee Stouts
Half Day Brewing – Barrel-Aged Warrior Paint Imperial Coffee Stout (coffee beans from Newport Coffee House)
Lake Effect Brewing – Perkolator: Madeira Barrel-Aged (coffee beans from Perkolator)
Transient Artisan Ales – Blanton’s Barrel-Aged Neckbeard Nectar (coffee beans from Tugboat)
Lil Beaver Brewery – Adventures Ahead: Coffee (coffee beans from Sirius Roasters)
Revolution Brewing Company – Supermassive Cafe Deth (coffee beans from Dark Matter)