Rudie Can’t Fail

Cherry Imperial Stout

A deep black imperial stout with hints of cherries. Roasty flavors with hints of velvety chocolate, stone fruit, coffee and tobacco. Pie cherries come though in the finish.

“Rudie Can’t Fail” is a song by the The Clash, featured on their 1979 album London Calling. The song praises the rude boys of Jamaica in the 1960s who challenged their elders’ status quo. The song is about a fun-loving young man who is criticized for not acting as a responsible adult and describe him as being “so crude and feckless”, to which he responds “I know that my life make you nervous, but I tell you I can’t live in service.”

Beer Geek Info:

  • IBU’s – 68
  • Hops – Magnum, Sterling, Northern Brewer
  • Malts – 
60% Two-row,
    7% MFB Special Aromatic,
    7% Baird Crystal 70-80,
    7% Caramel Munich 40,
    6% Turbinado Sugar,
    6% Breiss Black Prinz malt,
    4% Kiln Coffee malt,
    2% Fawcett Amber,
    1% Chocolate Malt.
  • Water – no treatment
  • Original Gravity – 1.084
  • Original Plato – 20.3
  • ABV 8.6%
Color – 40° SRM

Calories per snifter – 234
Yeast: From McEwan’s Brewery, Edinburgh, Scotland.