Big Lebrewski White Russian Imperial Stout (Naked City Brewery, Seattle); abv: 9%
Inspired by The Big Lebowski (“I’ve always been a huge fan of classic films,” says Webb) and the White Russian that the central character drinks, this is a bold Imperial Cream Stout aged on Kahlua-soaked French oak staves.
Naked City brews this seasonal beer once a year, releasing it for the brewery’s anniversary in October. It has a deep, coffee-brown hue and classic stout aroma. The flavor profile is rich and warming, with some nuanced coffee and mocha flavor, and it has a distinctly creamy texture. You won’t confuse it with a standard-issue White Russian, but it’s fun and well-recommended.
- 1 ounce vodka
- 1 ounce coffee liqueur, like Kahlua
- 1 ounce cream
Stir together vodka and coffee liqueur in rocks glass filled with ice. Pour cream atop.