Big Barrel Licorice Idjit
Imperial Stout Brewed With Licorice Aged on Bourbon Barrels
This is a big and bold imperial stout, a lot bigger and bolder than most. So, what does that make this beer then? An imperialer (it’s a word) stout? A more imperial stout? Let’s just say it’s big. And, it’s been barrel aged. And, we’ve put licorice in it. As one does. Big Idjit!
Idjit is one of those beers that we’ve done forever. A beer that started out as a horrible experiment. Then became our staple 9,5% ABV imperial stout. After a while we remade it up to 12% ABV, renaming it Big Idjit, jokingly calling it a ’Scandinavian Session Stout’. Big idjit is the perfect beer for barrel aging and refining. In fact, several barrel aged versions have carried the name Perfect Idjit. This version is taking it a step further, refining the beer after barrel aging. In this case by adding just the right amount of licorice to the beautiful bourbon barrel aged beer. What’s more perfect than perfect? Perfecter (it’s a word) Idjit. Good night!