Sweet Stout All-Grain Kit

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A jet-black ale with a roasted-malt character that's offset by residual sweetness and full body - think of sweetened black coffee. De-bittered black and chocolate malts yield a pronounced - but not harsh - roast grain quality, while lactose (an unfermentable milk-based sugar) yields a rich sweetness and creamy mouthfeel. Very nice as an after-dinner drink instead of coffee, or with chocolate desserts.

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A jet-black ale with a roasted-malt character that's offset by residual sweetness and full body - think of sweetened black coffee. De-bittered black and chocolate malts yield a pronounced - but not harsh - roast grain quality, while lactose (an unfermentable milk-based sugar) yields a rich sweetness and creamy mouthfeel. Very nice as an after-dinner drink instead of coffee, or with chocolate desserts.
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Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Sweet Stout All-Grain Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBritish
Original Gravity1042
Total Time to Make6 weeks
Reviews
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Great Beer. True to style.
Plugged all the ingredients into Beer Smith to get temps, and volumes. All turned out very well. Has a grea taste and is true to style. One MAJOR CAUTION. I added the lactose sugar at the beginnig of boil as as called for. I have a 7.5 gallon pot with over 6 gallons of liquid at beginning. Adding just a portion of the sugar caused the boil to erupt and spilled all over by range, oven and floor. Huge mess. Turned it down while I cleaned up and very, very slowly added the lactose when the boil began again. I should have waited until AFTER the hot break and added it in small doses. Even after all of that, it turned out exellent and will definitely try again. Next time, I will probably order a little more of the chocolate malt.
December 19, 2015
great kit
great kit
September 29, 2015
Sweet stout
Sweet stout
January 15, 2016
Smooth, Easy Drinking
Brewed this for first time in January and kegged and drank immediately after kegging. Ready to drink and very smooth, drinkable with some lightly roasted/chocolate flavors. Slightly sweet, maybe from lactose, but not cloying. Medium mouthfeel. Hop presence was very low per style. Would be good for those just trying out the dark beers--not heavy at all. Will brew again.
February 17, 2010
You Pick
I asked my wife to pick any recipe out of the NB catalog and this was her choice. I'm not a fan of the bitterness found in dry stouts so this was a good compromise. Great creaminess and chocolate flavors. One of my favorites!
May 22, 2012
SWMBO is Happy!
I brewed this trying to replicate a commercial Sweet Stout that my bride said she enjoys. I added THREE Madagascar vanilla beans to the secondary and man, oh man, does it hit the spot. Vanilla aroma and flavor are outstanding. As stated above, the hops presence is low, but this fits wonderfully. The recommended yeast does its job. I would strongly recommend a big starter on this one. I really enjoy this Sweet Stout, but the best part is that Mama likes it a lot, too. This one will become on of my house regulars. Well done, Northern Brewer.
June 17, 2011
Nice, Balanced beer
I made this for an informal brewing competition, turned out great, won the competition. Has a nice sweet roasted finish without bitterness. Even the non beer drinkers in the crowd enjoyed this dark colored beer.
October 19, 2009
Exactly what I wanted.....
This ended up exactly what I was hoping for.... And that included overshooting the gravity and getting a higher ABV. Great body, aroma, and delicious. One of my best to date.
January 16, 2014
Much better than expected
This was a big hit around the non-brewing crowd!!I used White-Lab English Yeast . Plan on making again using Coco-nibs then another one with blackberries
September 1, 2014
perfect after dinner treat
Wonderful sweet roasted chocolate. This is a fantastic brew to have after dinner, rich and sweet. At first I thought i should have cut back on the lactose, but this is a good one pint treat. next time i might secondary with vanilla and maybe some coco nibs. A+ NB
May 7, 2012
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