Q & A with Jacob Cutler, Brewer of Rollin' Coal Stout
Q: Where did the inspiration for Rollin' Coal Stout come from?
A: My first ever home-brew was a Russian Imperial Stout and I am in love with stouts porters and browns.
Q: Tell me a little bit about the liquid, what can people expect when they try it?
A: When you get the beer first you see its black with a dark brown head. The aroma you get when you put it to your nose is chocolate and dark fruits. Once you taste the beer hints of raisins, plums and dates with sweet molasses finish.
Q: How did the name "Rollin' Coal Stout" come to fruition?
A: What can I say I love diesel trucks, the moment you hit the throttle the engine screaming making the coal roll. Stouts are my favorite style beer so put to together bam Rollin' Coal Stout.
Q: Were there any challenges you faced during the brewing process of this beer?
A: Well, when we were brewing there was a lot of specialty grains some of which we as a brewery have never used. We think with the amount of specialty grain dropped are Ph of the wort lower than expected. This just dried the beer out a little, but the dryness helps with the sweetness makes you want to drink more.
Q: Are there any other brewing styles you have any interest in brewing in the future?
A: I would love to do a barley wine one day something about barrel aging beer just makes that beer way more complex.
Q: What sparked your interest to become a part of the craft beer industry?
A: I love the freedom of what we do. Creating something we craft from start to finish that people can enjoy. And I could not drink bud light any more needed something didn't taste like shit.
Q: How long have you been with Perrin Brewing?
A: I have been with Perrin brewing company for 1 year and 4 months. It has been the best job I have ever had. People are great, the job is fun and best of all we make some awesome f***in' beer at Perrin Brewing Company.
ROLLIN' COAL STOUT, Russian Imperial Stout 10.7% ABV 47 IBU
Dark roasted malts combined with molasses give this beer a full body, with dark fruit, plum & raisin notes and a color that is as dark as the smoke rolling out of your diesel truck. We added five pounds of Chicory root to combine chocolate and coffee notes creating a full flavored stout.