Denny Conn – Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter
From Denny himself: “I developed the Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter to give as Christmas gifts to my friends. I wanted the vanilla and bourbon notes you get from a barrel without the oak flavor or the hassle of using a barrel. I use Jim Beam Black bourbon, and even if you’re a bourbon connoisseur, resist the urge to use top shelf bourbon. You want the chocolatey porter, the vanilla and the bourbon to integrate into one flavor. If you use enough bourbon to be able to tell what brand it is, you’ve used too much!”
Makes 5 gallons.
Necessary ingredients NOT included in this kit and must be purchased separately:
(2) Vanilla Beans
(375mL) Bourbon (preferably Jim Beam)