Dark Cherry Stout Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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A classic dry stout, black in color, with the sharp bite of roasted barley and laced with cherry extract. Not overpowering like many fruit beers, this is a more restrained brew.

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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.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Dark Cherry Stout Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleUSA
Original Gravity1053
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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Great stout
4th 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, 2013
Very Nice
Brewed 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, 2011
Excellent - nicely balanced flavor
Excellent 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, 2009
Dark Cherry Stout
I 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, 2012
one of my favorites
I 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, 2009
Awesome!
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, 2009
Good 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, 2011
Awesome
This 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
Terrific beer. Easy to make.
I've only made a few batches since getting into home-brewing and this stout has by far been my favorite. I used the NB basic starter kit and everything turned out great, even without secondary fermentation. This beer has been extremely popular with family and friends, even those who don't normally like dark beers. I'm quickly running out and can't wait to make another batch. I have a carboy now, so hopefully the taste is even smoother next time!
December 9, 2013
Great Cherry Stout
I made the extract kit a few years ago. My mother in law loved it so much she wanted to enter it into the Washington County Fair for me. I was awarded 2nd place for it. I will definately be making this one again in the near future!!
July 20, 2012
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if i only use a primary fermentor, how long should i let it ferment and at what temperature?
F D on Nov 12, 2015
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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