Kentucky Rye Whisky Barrel-Aged Imperial Caramel Crunch & Coffee Stout
Historians have several theories regarding the name and origin of this beer, but none is conclusive. One explanation is the meaning of ”Irish coffee” for the words ” Irish and coffee” as the beer should taste like Irish coffee. Hard!
It all started with a version from a stout series called Grand. A series that we had started brewing in America and then brought back to our brew-house in Sweden. And a version with all the caramel crunchiness you could ever need in a beer. A part of a journey towards the perfect stout, towards utopia. Step by step, beer by beer, on and on. Forever!
We took that beer and let it sit in Kentucky rye whiskey barrels for a while. That's it. Sound simple? Well, it isn't. But, there's no way as complex, labor intensive, and patient trying to explain it as it is to do.
Emptying the barrels, we split the beer up into two versions. A coffee one, this one, with coffee from our buddies at Gringo Nordic Roasters. And, a straight-up barrel-aged one: Butterscotch. The beers' names are what they taste like—making the complicated understandable. Fresh brew!