Smoked Brisket with a Russian Imperial Stout BBQ Sauce

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Jul. 04, 2013

This weekend I made a smoked brisket with a Russian Imperial Stout by Old Rasputin. This is a bold BBQ and was delicious as well as easy to make. Give it a try and let me know what you think!


Coffee chilli rub 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Beef brisket 4 Pound
Oil 3 Tablespoon
For anchov cocoa rub
Black pepper 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cumin 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Raw sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Cocoa powder 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ancho chile 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , ground
For imperial stout bbq sauce
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , minced
Low sodium soy sauce 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Paprika 2 Teaspoon
Onion powder 1 Teaspoon
Siracha sauce To Taste
Brown sugar 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Ketchup 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)



1. ANCHOV- COCOA RUB: In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients till well combined.

2. Trim as much fat off the brisket as possible. Coat it with oil all over. Sprinkle the coffee chilli rub generously, followed by the anchov-cocoa rub. Set aside for a few minutes.

3. Set a UDS to 250- 275 degrees F.


For The Beef Brisket

4. In the UDS place a pan filled with beef broth and water in the lower rack. Place the brisket on the rack. Cover and smoke it till it reaches an internal temperature of 185 degrees F.

5. Wrap it in foil and continue to smoke till it reaches an internal temperature of 200 degrees F. Remove from the smoker and place it immediately in a cooler for about 1 hour to rest.

For The Imperial BBQ Sauce

6. In a pan on medium heat add oil and garlic. Saute for 1 minute and add all the ingredients one by one while stirring to mix them after each addition.

7. Finally add the Russian imperial stout and mix well. Reduce the heat to low and simmer till it thickens to sauce consistency. Turn off the heat and let it cool.


8. In a serving plate, serve the brisket slices and topped with the imperial sauce and fries as side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 15

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 509Calories from Fat 251

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.1%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 4384 mg182.67%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 18 g

Protein 27 g54%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet