Rye Stout Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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An American-style stout brewed with NB’s exclusive rye malt syrup, plus chocolate rye in the specialty grain blend - think oatmeal stout, but with an oilier mouthfeel and pumpernickel-bread overtones thanks to the spicy, earthy character of rye.

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Rye Stout Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

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An American-style stout brewed with NB’s exclusive rye malt syrup, plus chocolate rye in the specialty grain blend - think oatmeal stout, but with an oilier mouthfeel and pumpernickel-bread overtones thanks to the spicy, earthy character of rye. The combination of balanced bitterness, no late hopping, and a malt-forward yeast lets the character of the grain show in the glass. Assertive roast malt presence keeps this hefty ale from sagging in the mid-palate and sends it sailing into a long, bittersweet finish.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style USA
Beer Style Stout/Porter
Color Dark
Original Gravity 1044
Total Time to Make 4 weeks

Customer Reviews

Everything I want in a stout Review by jim
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Have made this many times. Everytime its been perfect. The last bottle is always the best. I need to learn to wait. Give it several weeks of conditioning, it just gets better. Goes perfect with smokey bbq. (Posted on 9/30/14)
Another Great Stout Review by Tony
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I didn't do anything special other than follow the recipe, but I'm very proud of this beer. Folks are impressed by the pumpernickel aroma and complex taste. I enjoy drinking it as much as showing it off. (Posted on 5/18/14)
Excellent Brew Review by Daniel
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Following suggestions from a couple of other brewers' reviews here, I added about a half-cup of molasses to the secondary, everything else was by the book other than using a little less priming sugar than suggested because I've had a couple of over-carbonated batches. It was still pretty flat after two weeks, but after four in the bottle it's reminiscent of a cask-conditioned stout with a great complex flavor profile. Used Nottingham yeast, which performed wonderfully in my sub-70-degree basement. Highly recommended. (Posted on 4/18/14)
Awesome Starter Rye Review by longbowaj
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This was my first rye beer and I really wanted to get as much rye flavor as possible. Did a full boil. I added 2oz of hungarian chunks med char that i soaked in rye whiskey (templeton rye). I soaked the chunks while the beer fermented. After fermentation i added the chunks to secondary and waited two weeks to bottle.

Appearance: Dark but not pitch black, could see some light through the beer. Slightly tan head.

Aroma: Like in a field of rye

Taste: All rye in the front end finishing with hints of oak and chocolate. Comes off a little bitter at the end.

If i were to do anything i may adjust the hop schedule for less bitterness. (Posted on 3/30/14)
Incredible complexity Review by Blaine
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This turned out fantastic. 2 weeks each in primary and secondary. I used 1/2 cup table sugar for priming and the carb is perfect. Very complex flavors. Very tasty. (Posted on 3/19/14)
quick good beer Review by KC
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2 wks primary 1 wk secondary 1 and a half in bottle so far pretty good stout but not ready yet. (Posted on 12/17/13)
very good kit Review by JR Pathfinder
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I have been brewing for 8+ years. Tried this adding oak chips soaked in Makers Mark. Turned out great. Some of my friend that are not in to dark beer really thought this was a great beer. I didn't tell them it was home brew and the wanted to know where I got it and what it was so they could go and buy some. Need less to say they all want me to brew some more of it. (Posted on 9/7/13)
Excellent kit! Review by Kyle
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I recently brewed this kit after taking a brief hiatus from brewing. This kit sat in my hot garage in Macon, GA for an entire year, and it still came out delicious. The keg was empty after 3 weeks. I can't imagine how good it would have been if my ingredients were fresh. I will definitely be brewing this one again, and I may try the all grain version next time. (Posted on 8/3/13)
We love this beer! Review by Kyle
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My wife and I both love this beer! It's so drinkable, looks great, too. And it's inexpensive and quicker than most from brewing to drinking. Nice! (Posted on 7/28/13)
Crisp and Refreshing! Review by Carl
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I decided to brew this Rye Stout because it was cheap, highly rated, and a Rye beer (which I hadn't brewed any yet). It turned out great! Dark black beer, that's amazingly crisp clean and bitter in the Rye way. I've got it on tap and I'm sure it won't last long (sadly). I don't know how to describe a Rye beer other than it's got a little different bitter to it (not exactly like a hoppy, but somewhat similar), and I for one really liked it (along with everyone who I've let try it)! Buy it already! (Posted on 7/14/13)
Love the rye! Review by Chris
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I'm really loving rye beers. I also made the red ryePA from Midwest and that one and this rye stout are far and above my favorites of the 6 batches I've made so far in my brewing career. One thing I'd say about this one is to give it time. It was good after 2 weeks in the bottle but it got even better after 4-5 weeks. (Posted on 4/11/13)
Would order out, would brew again! Review by Elisa
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Brewed with the suggested liquid yeast, had a really fast fermentation, and it's carbonated after a week or so. Absolutely delicious beer, best stout/dark beer kit I've brewed so far. (Posted on 3/28/13)
Great flavor - but thin Review by Zach
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I enjoyed this brew, it was very flavorful and the rye adds a delightful side to a stout. That being said, the one critique would be that it seems fairly thin, almost felt sessionable. I'd prefer to have a stout with a thicker mouthfeel, more body and better head retention. Flavor however, is a treat. (Posted on 3/13/13)
Best brew so far Review by Andrew
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I've brewed about 8 extract kits, and this one was by far my best. I used a yeast starter and did 3 weeks primary fermentation with temperature control.
After 3 weeks of bottle conditioning, it was good, but after 5 weeks it was great. (Posted on 2/20/13)
have extra pants handy Review by JaBird212
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don't trust four weeks to make. wait a extra week or two with either a secondary or extra time in the bottle. but when it's done unless you have good self control it will be gone so fast. delicious. best stout ive ever made (Posted on 8/27/12)
Very nice recipe! Review by Mark67
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Stout and Rye...Oh yes! A huge hit with my taster and the family's as well. I tried one after 2 weeks and was impressed with the aroma and thick head...ended up even better after 4 weeks. Only a few bottles left now of this and I know I will be craving more when it's gone. (Posted on 8/7/12)
Excellent! Review by Seven Trees Farm
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This is one of my favorite kits so far. I love the bready undertones and the perfect balance of hops. It's also not sweet at all, not heavy like some of the ryePA's. Not that it's a thin beer, but it's drinkable even in summer. Can't wait to do this one again! (Posted on 7/16/12)
One of my favorites Review by Duncan
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This is in the top 3 beers I've brewed. I used the Wyeast 1450 and fermented around 63-65, had no real issues other than it finished up about 5 points higher than I was aiming for. Sat in the primary for a couple of weeks and then right to the bottle for another 3 weeks. The aroma is roasty as you would expect, as is the taste with a nice bite from the hops and silky mouthfeel. In the month that I've been drinking it, it's got better and better. However, I'm really not convinced that the rye extract really adds anything to the beer and would be interested in tasting a version made with gold or pilsen extract. I can't really taste the spicy character rye can bring and I'm unsure if the slick mouthfeel is down to the rye or if it's the yeast.

I've brewed a lot of kits as well as personal recipes over about a 15 year period and never brewed the same recipe twice. I'm pretty sure that I'll brew this one again. (Posted on 7/4/12)
Favorite So Far Review by phaga
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I loved this beer! The only change I made was that I added 1/4 Cup of molasses along with the malt. Everyone who drank it agreed that it was really good. This definitely goes on the "to do again" list. (Posted on 5/23/12)
great stout Review by mlk
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A really tasty stout. The rye adds a nice touch of spicy character. (Posted on 4/5/12)
Awesome Review by Chris
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Easy to brew, ready in a hurry and tastes fantastic. I'll be making another soon. (Posted on 1/20/12)
Great Stout!! Review by Junior
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I brewed this as my third batch from NB and I was not disappointed. My brother-in-law was in town just before Christmas this last year and he was interested in homebrewing. We brewed this stout together and he is now hooked like me. 2 Weeks primary, 2 weeks secondary and 2 weeks in the bottle. I took a few bottles to some friends and they gave it two thumbs up. I am holding a few bottles back to take with me on a hunting trip this fall. Anxious to see how it ages. I will brew this one again for sure! I would like to try some of the other stout extract kits so it might be a while. My goal is to move to all-grain this year. i ahve to admit I'm a little intimidated but excited at the same time. My understanding is that my beer will take on more complexity and character! Only time will tell.

Cheers! (Posted on 1/20/12)
Fun Experiment Review by Corey
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Brewed on 10/22/2011. Two weeks in the primary, transferred to 3 two gallon secondary fermenters. One was left as the base kit; one was dry spiced on caraway seeds; and one was aged on oak and Bulleit rye whiskey. All three were in the secondary for 3 weeks, with the caraway added after 2 Weeks. I let them age for 6 Weeks in the bottle. Had a tasting with family on 01/07/2012. The base or kit version was very complex with a nice bite from the rye and warrior hops. The oak aged one was awesome. The rye whiskey added another depth of rye and the oak gave it a really nice velvety texture and all the rich flavors associated with oak. The caraway version had that really pungent anise-like flavor that gave the crispness you find in fresh rye bread. While the kit is a fantastic beer the other two stole the show. I will definitely be ordering this kit again for my rye experiment base. (Posted on 1/9/12)
Holden Caulfield would be proud Review by flytyer
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I brewed this " Catcher in the Rye Stout" as per the instructions using the wyeast Denny's favorite. It's has been kegged for 4 weeks on tap for two. It's dark , it's rich, it has a bitter bite on the back of the throut. Dark tan head, beautiful aroma, and the Rye malt really adds a different aspect to this stout. Please don't let my lack of 5 stars deter you from this kit, it's probably more a reflection on my preferences and expectations. I'm hoping time will mellow it out a bit. (Posted on 12/9/11)
Give it time Review by Scott
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Give this beer 4 weeks or so to bottle condition, and it's even better!!! (Posted on 12/8/11)
A truly beautiful stout Review by Jonathan
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After kegging I pulled a glass to check the carbonation, and not wanting to put good beer down the drain, gave it a taste. After just a couple days its shown itself to be a very complex and drinkable stout. I'm not a huge fan of overly hopped beer but the spice provided by the rye keeps things dancing along without getting bogged down. The head forms beautifully, as if pulled with nitrous. Couldn't ask for more for a winter stout. (Posted on 12/4/11)
Like Guiness but better! Review by Jay
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I recently brewed this kit using a dry yeast, 3 weeks in the primary @ 65F, and then bottled it. Surprisingly, it was already carbonated after a week.

As far as taste goes, it has the same smoothness of a Guiness along with the same upfront taste, but then it adds to it. The rye flavor really makes this beer stand out, and I actually prefer it to Guiness.

I'll definitely be making this beer again! (Posted on 12/2/11)
Delicious Review by Chad
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3 weeks in the primary and only 3 days in the bottle so far - had to try one last night. It was AWESOME. A perfect, subtle chocolate taste with a creamy, oily mouth-feel. I found it to be slightly bready as well. I'd recommend a light carbonation as mine was perfect as it was at only 3 days in the bottle. (Posted on 11/29/11)
Good clean stout! Review by Scott
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Great 1st NB stout and last extract brew...just switched to AG and would love to try this again with grains. Easy drinking, nice light chocolate taste at the finish. 1 week primary, 1 week secondary and good carbonation at only 2 weeks in the bottle. Cheers! (Posted on 11/22/11)
INTENSE, in your face flavor!!! Review by Scott
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My first review, on my first kit from NB.
There is nothing subtle about this stout! Black as night with a creamy, carmel colored head with great lacing. Nose is definite coffee and hops. The taste is very complex, that starts off heavy and bitter, strong black coffee, then surprisingly disappears for a second, only to return as dark, semi-bitter, "bakers" chocolate aftertaste and creamy, oily mouth-feel. I am a Guinness fan, but this has SEVERAL TIMES more flavor! 6%ABV.
The only down side, in my opinion, was the yeast. The Denny's Favorite 50 did not produce a single bubble from the airlock, and took 2 full weeks to reach final gravity. After that, I racked for another 2 weeks in a secondary, and 2 weeks in the bottle.
This beer is best served cool, not cold to fully appreciate all the flavor and aroma, like most complex dark beers.
I will definitely make this one again!!!!
(Posted on 11/14/11)

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