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Our Dark Cherry Stout is a classic dry stout, jet black with a tan head and the espresso-like bitterness of roasted grain. But it's also laced with natural cherry extract, which cuts through the burnt-coffee character and adds a subtle fruit flavor and aroma. Not overpowering like many fruit beers, this is a more restrained brew. Adding the cherry extract to taste at bottling lets you fine-tune the level of cherry character.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Dark Cherry Stout Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style USA Original Gravity 1053 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.3 / 5.038 Reviewscherr-o-licious!!Buy this kit. Everyone will like you. You'll make more friends and appear more attractive. Had a Oregon craft cherry stout in Portland a few months ago and it had a "cough syrup-y" finish that I wanted to avoid. A clear extract bitter - like when you're cooking with vanilla and you spill a little on your finger and think, "Hey, it smells awesome and sweet, I'll just lick it off and it'll taste like that!!" and it doesn't. It's awful. As other Kats have recommended I added only a portion (1.5 oz. out of the 4oz. bottle) and my socks were literally blown off. Kegged half, bottled half the remaining with Coopers tabs and other with Muntons carb tabs. Keg was great, but those Munton tabs lend to a slightly longer lasting residual head. A nice cherry on top - (Hey, looky there, a double entendre!) Thanks guys for another hit outta the park!February 2, 2011Tastes like cough syrupI made half of my batch WITH the cherry flavoring, half withOUT. I will never again use flavoring like this. It is disgusting. The plain Stout is delicous. It's perfect, it really is. But the Cherry Stout tastes and smells like NyQuil. I don't even want to drink the rest of them.September 18, 2009Great stout4th kit I've brewed, and definitely my best one yet. Great taste, good head, and very simple process overall. My only gripe is the cherry flavor isn't strong enough, so next time I brew this, it's being doubled at the least. Definitely one I'll recommend to my other homebrewers.January 7, 2013Very NiceBrewed for the holidays. Nice body. The cherry flavor was not overwelming. Just right. Infact may add a little more next time. I kegged this brew, and when drawn into a glass,,,,, I had seen on tv a person put a beer cap on top of the head of their beer to show the fullness. the beer cap stayed on top.Well I tried this and the cap went nowhere....Watch out SAM!!!!LOL...January 26, 2011Excellent - nicely balanced flavorExcellent taste, great color, good head. I don't typically like flavored beers but the cherry is subtle and cuts through the Stout in just the right amount. Very good beer.November 27, 2009Dark Cherry StoutI am pretty new to home brewing and this is my first stout. I just racked this into my secondary. I plan on kegging half of it so I went ahead and added the cherry extract during the secondary fermentation so that the flavors can settle before tapping into it. Looking forward to trying the all grain version of this brew.April 8, 2012one of my favoritesI have made this twice and me and my friends really like it. Though I talked to a member of a beer club and he told me to cut the flavoring in half in the future. Im going to try that on my next batch to see the difference.October 19, 2009Awesome!I have no idea how this beer is receiving bad reviews. Every time I brew it, all my friends flock to it. I love the slight cherry flavor with the chocolaty finish. Just ordered another batch.October 3, 2009Good Stout, But I used real cherries and it turned out GREAT!!!I like this stout but I didn't use the bottle of cherry extract that came with it. I live in Michigan and Cherries as you know are Big here, so I used 10 lbs of frozen cherries in the primary and a 32oz bottle of 100% pure cherry juice in the 2ndary.I made this last year in Feburary and I have 3 bottles left and it is Fantastic. My Homebrew Club agrees and they always ask if I brought any with me to the meetings.September 7, 2011AwesomeThis was the first beer I ever brewed myself. It is probably one of the best stouts I have ever had. I added about half of the cherry extract, but I have 3 22oz bottles left and I want more so I will have to order again soon. My friends all agree this is great. Hard to go wrong with it.November 8, 2013
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 2 answersif i only use a primary fermentor, how long should i let it ferment and at what temperature?BEST ANSWER: First off i haven't been able to taste my batch yet for its still priming in the bottles for another week, but from my experience so far is that I would strongly recommend that a second ferment is used with this batch due to all the sediment that is left behind after I had finished with the first ferment. Beyond this information I can't help out too much more. Hope this helps.
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