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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 Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Sweet Stout Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style British Original Gravity 1054 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
4.6 / 5.041 ReviewsFantastic Stout!first off, I added 5 vanilla beans to secondary for a nice vanilla stout...that said, this stout is fantastic. Addition of lactose give it a creamy mouthfeel, similar to Guiness without having to be carbed with nitrogen. Smooth as silk and tasty! Will brew again.December 10, 2013Big hit with non-beer drinkers tooThe sweetness of this stout balanced with the hops made it popular with people who don't normally drink beer, because of being off put by the hops. It was also extremely popular with beer drinkers off all stripes. Because I kept getting visits from people who wanted more, I ended up emptying the keg in three days. If you don't plan on being generous, don't let other people have a taste.October 2, 2016Sufficiently Subtle SweetnessBeer such as this was meant to be enjoyed throughout the long winters of the northern Midwest! This is my favorite brew (and beverage) from now through March! The subtle sweetness, the ample body and alcohol content are sufficient to keep me warm in the coldest evenings.October 23, 2013Always SweetThe sweet stout continues to be one of my favorite kits and I was not disappointed. The dry yeast works so very well, too.October 7, 2015Fabulous!Best beer ever! I'm the only home-brewing chick that my co-workers know (I'm an engineer), so I brewed this in October specifically to share during the holidays. Wow, what a response! Hate bottling (got kegs for christmas ), let it sit in secondary for over 5 weeks, it was out of this world. One guy buddy raved, "Words fail", and even my fiancŽe, who is OK with but not a beer freak like me, loves this beer. It will be the first I keg when my keezer is done next month. ,March 5, 2015Always greatI love how personal the items from Northern Brewer feel when I receive them. The products I purchased are always fresh and come together to make some amazing beers.July 8, 2016I want more!!!I can't believe how great this beer tastes. I want to brew this again and again. Super easy to brew and the taste is unbelivable. 5 stars!!!December 7, 2011Great brew!I made this as my second brew and everyone that tried it was blown away! I even made a rather large error in the primary and it STILL ended up being my whole crews favorite. I used a starter and pitched before the temperature was optimal. As such I got some esters that really ended up adding a good kick to the final product. I used Munton's KreamyX Priming Agent at bottling and the final product had some great hints of chocolate and bananas. All in all I will be brewing this again.May 4, 2010For those who don't care for stoutI've shared this brew with non-stout drinkers. After reluctantly trying it, they agree it is not like other stouts they've had. It is smooth with a pleasant dark chocolate finish.I think of this as a dessert beer, if there is such a thing.Very pleasant and enjoyable.November 19, 2013Best Dark Beer I Have BrewedNot a big dark beer drinker but love variety so I thought I'd try this one. Gave it 4 weeks in the bottle and brewed exactly to NB guide. Without a doubt my best dark brew ever. My friends love it and it won't last long. Time in the bottle is important. Like Yum its in my rotation. Really great brew. Head is perfect when poured right not too sweet but not at all bitter.May 2, 2014
Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 9 answersThe instructions indicate an optimum temperature range of 65 to 75. How critical is it to stay in that range? I don't have the facilities to control temperature and in the summer the one cooler part of my apartment can reach 80 degrees. Will this kill off the yeast in the fermenter?BEST ANSWER: It is very important that you stay within the proper temperature range during fermentation. If it gets to cold it will cause the yeast to flocculate and settle at the bottom. This will cause your beer to finish too early and not completely ferment making the final gravity too high meaning less alcohol percentage and sweeter beer. If fermented too high the yeast will produce off flavors such as acetone and fusel alcohols making the beer undrinkable. One thing you may try during the first couple of days is placing a damp towel around the fermentor fresh out of the freezer and try rewetting it every few hours until fermentation slows down. Hope that helps cheers!What FG is everyone getting? Mine was 1.022 at transfer to secondary. My OG was 1.053. Also, I did a full boil, otherwise followed the recipe. It's been in the secondary for 9 days. Thanks!BEST ANSWER: That's pretty close to right on! It may not drop any more than that, given the unfermentable lactose in there, that adds about .008 to your FG number, so without that it would be about 1.014, which is pretty close to what you should expect.My beer, after 2 weeks in bottle, turned out ok but not creamy at all. Doesn't feel like stout. Has anyone experienced this? How does one get the creamy stout feel?BEST ANSWER: Despite the claim in the kit instructions that the beer is ready to drink in 2 weeks, I have found waiting 4-6 weeks is best. The beer is carbonated after 2 weeks, but it takes the additional time for the flavors to fully mature
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