- Product Details
- A shaggy companion, this is a man's-best-friend of a porter. A coat of beautiful deep mahogany is filled with gruff notes of chocolate, caramel and distinctly British Maris Otter base malt. Its persistently fluffy head lolls into a smooth, creamy body. Tame enough for a few rounds of fetch, this laid-back sipper is surprisingly complex for such a low-gravity beer. It’s not the bee’s knees, it’s not even the cat’s meow, it’s better than that—it’s the Mutt’s Nuts.
Bready, toasty malt aroma with a hint of roastiness. Low hop aroma and medium-low esters. No diacetyl.
Deep brown color with ruby and mahogany highlights, brilliant clarity. Firm tan head with fair stability and retention.
Bready malt base with hints of caramel, chocolate, and low roastiness. Moderate fruity esters. Predominantly malt forward with restrained bitterness and low hop flavor. Fairly dry. No diacetyl. Smooth aftertaste of chocolate and faint roast.
Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Slight creaminess. No alcohol warmth or astringency.
Easy drinking dark English ale, complex flavors for such a low gravity beer.
- Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click here for The Mutt's Nuts Brown Porter Brewing Instructions Regional Style British Original Gravity 1043 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.8 / 5.011 ReviewsDarned Fine Porter!Even better than that! Go ahead...chuckle at the name, but take this porter seriously. Nice balance, smooth taste, just a grand beer in general. Pals who hate dark beers and porters absolutely swooned to this beer's song. Brew it -- you know you want to...and you won't regret it, either!November 8, 2015Mutts Nutsgreat kit as always , still bottle conditioning , cracked one after 4 days carbonation is already building , it's going to be a tasty brewOctober 15, 2015August 1, 2016Excellent porterI am a fan or stouts and porters - usually keep one on one of my 3 taps. I made a yeast starter 2 days before brewing (16 oz water & 1/2 cup DME). Followed instructions that came with the kit. OG: 1.050. Twelve days in primary, 17 days in secondary. FG: 1.014. Kegged and ready in 7 days - even warm & uncarbonated this brew was good. Taste of chocolate, coffee, toffee and raisin - very pleasant, complex flavor. Not sweet, but not very dry, either. Slight head that disappears in a minute or so. Slightly cloudy, unfiltered look. Would definitely brew again and recommend to lovers of porters and stouts.January 14, 2016A Delicious True-to-Style PorterThe Mutt's Nuts is now my go-to porter. Unlike some many porters that craft brewers are producing with ABVs of 6% and higher, this porter is very sessionable. Like the porters of old, you can have a few and still keep your wits. And that's a good thing too, since there's plenty of nuance to the many flavores you'll encounter on your second or third. I followed the instructions to the letter, racking to the secondary at two weeks, then kegging at 4 weeks. This porter was still just a little bit green at six weeks, hit its peak at eight weeks, but was still quite enjoyable at 3 months. I've found that higher gravity porters get out of balance much sooner after the 8th week, so that was a pleasant surprise. I'll be taking this mutt for walkies several times per year!September 5, 2016Best batch so farMutt's Nuts is by far the best I've maid yet. Took some up north this past week to share with my son and sons-in-law and they went "nuts" over it. Told my brother-in-law about it and he is going to try it.August 4, 2016so far so goodO.g was 1.052 at finish. Fowwed instructions to the letter. Yeast was very active just left on counter 3 hrs. Ferment was very active. Nice krausen head for days. Now in secondaryDecember 9, 2015Mutt's Nuts Brown PorterI brewed this beer from an extract kit on Oct 19th. I kegged it on 11/25 and just had my first beer. It's the nuts.... Highly recommend!November 29, 2015Fantastic porter!Brewed with the Omega British I yeast. Fantastic porter, just as described. Of note to my palate: slightly creamy mouthfeel, just a touch of roastiness with that great Marris Otter bready flavor underneath.February 10, 2017more of a brown aleThis is a good beer...don't get me wrong there. Maybe I did something wrong though? It turned out much more like a brown ale and I'm a fan of darker beers. It wasn't what I expected. I did mess with it a bit and added a pound of lactose at the end of my boil for a heavier feel and a bit more ABVFebruary 1, 2017Purchased
5 months ago
- Browse 9 questions Browse 9 questions and 15 answersSecond time I brewed this and it's really bitter. I had this kit for 3 month with yeast in fridge (liquid). So my question is what could cause it to come out so bitter of aftertaste? I always sanitize. Brew day is by the letter. I taste after boil and was fine. I'm fairly new with 5 extract brew to date. I left in primary 1 week longer. Can someone tell me possible cause? I know it's not product.BEST ANSWER: When I first started brewing, I was afraid of over boiling. That's can not happen(and I am not talking about a boil over during a hard break).
After a couple of batches, I discovered my methods and procedures with my equipment, I needed a bit less time on the hops. For instance, instead of 45 mins left in boil, I would change to 40 or 35 mins left for a particular hop addition resulting in a much better tasting brew.
But I suspect the first reason of not boiling hard enough with an uncovered boil kettle to be what will give you the unpleasant bitterness after a while.
The Mutt's Nuts Brown Porter is a very good brew, IMHO.Looks great, is there a partial mash, BIAB, or all grain kit available?BEST ANSWER: I purchase an all grain kit, just brewed on 10/19. Looking forward to tasting in the futureCan you do a full boil with this kit? Would I need to adjust hops? If full boil, top off after steeping grain or before? Sorry, all grain brewer or extract, thought this was full extract when I purchased.BEST ANSWER: Yes you can do a full boil with this kit.
This is a full extract kit with adjunct grains added for character?.
Follow the instructions that came with the kit.
With a full boil, start with 6.25 to 6.5 gallons of water.
I lose almost 1.5 gallons during the 60 minute boil. Even during a partial boil, I experience the same amount of liquid loss.
Steep the grains for 20 minutes or until the temperature reaches 160 to 170 degrees.
Bring the kettle to a boil, turn off the fire, and add the extract, stirring until fully dissolved.
Bring the kettle to a boil, add the 60 minute hops as directed in the kit.
I use a hoping bag to keep the kettle sludge to a minimum.
Follow the kit hoping instructions during the boiling cycle.
At the end of the boil, you should have nearly 5 gallons of wort.
If necessary top of the fermenting carboy to 5 gallons.
Hope this helps,
JohnI brewed the kit but have decided to strait keg or nitro this batch. Has anyone put this one on nitro? How was itBEST ANSWER: I haven't yet got into kegs or nitro. All I can tell u is this kit is the best I have ever done so far. Very good.Anyone else get a higher OG than the 1.043 on the box? I got 1.052 with a 10 gallon extract batch. Now have to wait 48hrs to pitch a second starter as it calls for more yeast.BEST ANSWER: Sorry didn't test ,broken hydrometer, but it sure was good !DO I absolutely need the Fast Pitch Yeast Starter for this?BEST ANSWER: No you dont, but with the higher OG you should at least buy more than one pack of yeast, or do a starter.Hi,
I'm looking into purchasing this kit for my friend for Christmas, but I don't know a thing about Home Brewing. The reviews make me think this is a good choice, but what do I choose for the yeast and priming options? If he has been home brewing for a while now, do I need to include those?
Help! As you can see, I know absolutely nothing....
Thanks.BEST ANSWER: Dry yeast is usually fine and he will only need priming sugar if he bottles his beer. If he kegs it he will not need it.Directions say to use supplied mesh bags, but kit inventory does not list them. Do the bags come with the kit or not?BEST ANSWER: Sorry
that could be more clear. Extract kits with specialty grains always come with the grain bag
though it is not indicated in the instructions. Some kits do not have specialty grains so do not have a bag. Other kits that are similar but are called partial mash or BIAB kits do not come with a steeping bag
and they require a larger bag that the brewer provides call nylon steeping bags
instead of muslin.What are the IBUs: ABV:
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