Dazed & Confused
Bourbon Chocolate Coffee StoutHomebrew Series
Honouring the psychedelic-blues masterpiece that is Led Zeppelin's "Dazed & Confused", this stout is as far-out as the music that inspired it. Conditioned on bourbon soaked oak chips, and spiced with vanilla, cacao nibs and coffee, it was left to mature for over a year for it to become such this groovy beer.View on Untappd
- Last brewedNovember 19th, 2017
- MaltsPale, Black, CaraAroma, Chocolate, Roasted Barley
- HopsNugget, Willamette
- YeastFermentis Safale US-05
- ExtrasVanilla, Bourbon, Cacao Nibs, Deathwish Coffee Valhalla Java, Oak Chips
Part of a double batch, along with my "Darkest Days" Imperial Mocha Stout, this beer was a good opportunity for me to blend ingredients from both its sister beer as well as from my "Tender Surrender" Bourbon Milk Stout. I wanted a sweet beer with a strong bourbon and vanilla flavour while still maintaining some of its roastiness from the coffee and grains. Once fermentation was done, the beer was transferred to another container and left for another 30 days on a bed of medium toasted oak chips that had already been soaked in a mix of bourbon and vanilla beans. Add on top of that a bunch of cacao nibs and later on some extra Valhalla Java Odinforce Blend coffee and you've got yourself the recipe for one groovy stout. After another week, the batch was bottled and moved to the cellar for an extra 4 months of final conditioning before being finally ready to be released into the wild, with a fair amount of bottles even aging for over a year in order to give this beer plenty of time to mature and build complexity.
This is a homebrewed beer that is not available for sale or distribution of any kind. It was brewed at home in small quantities to be shared only with family and friends simply out of passion for the craft and as a tribute to the music that inspired it.