The Big Smoke

In a Nutshell

A rich and smoky imperial stout with a gently warming bourbon taste.

The Full Story

This exceptional imperial stout has been brewed in collaboration with The Dubliner Liberties Distillery, in whose bourbon barrels we aged a smoked porter for over half a year. The results are sublime and intense: a rich, smoky stout with subtle hints of chocolate and vanilla, underlined by a gently warming bourbon taste. The complex malt bill includes beech-smoked barley for a rounded fragrant smoky flavour as well as chocolate malt and chocolate wheat for hints of dark, bitter cocoa. Magnum hops provide a clean bitterness and hint of spice. The term ‘Big Smoke’ – dating back to the Industrial Revolution – refers to an expression used by Irish people when describing a big city such as Dublin.

For the Beer Geeks

Malt: Pale Malt, Beech Smoked Barley, Naked Oat Malt, Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Wheat, Brown Malt, Cara Gold Malt, Torrified Barley
Hops: Magnum
Yeast: US05
ABV: 12%