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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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Product Details
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
4.2 / 5.0
43 Reviews
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Followed the recipe but added some cocoa nibs during secondary. Used all the extract. Bottle conditioned for a few weeks. Tastes great!
April 1, 2018
5 months ago
First kit I couldn't drink
Ket was straightforward and easy, but I regret adding the cherry extract to it - I think it ruined the beer. Drinking it tastes fine at first, but the aftertaste has a very strong cough syrup flavor. If I were to make this again I'd try adding a third of the bottle, or more likely none at all.
March 16, 2018
6 months ago
Nice beer overall
2nd time brewing. Added cocoa nibs with vodka and all cherry extract after a week in primary. Kept in primary 18 days total with dry yeast then kegged. Very good but chocolate and cherry is very mild. Will try again adding cherry and cocoa at end next time.
December 19, 2017
4 months ago
ABV landed around 4.20% after 2 weeks in primary and another 2 weeks in secondary. I let the bottles condition two full weeks and had very little carbonation.

The beer itself is tastes good, minus the lack of carbonation. I only added half of the cherry flavoring and that was more than enough as the flavoring has a that cough syrup kind of smell/taste. The flavoring does go well with the beer, but I think it might turn out better if you rack onto some cherries or adding cherry juice to flavor instead.
December 17, 2017
6 months ago
I had high hopes for this beer and was disappointed. Used dry yeast and finished at 3%. Also used 4oz cocoa nibs secondary and the full extract jar. Cannot taste any cherry or smell any cherry. Don't waste your time on this one.
November 20, 2017
6 months ago
Response from Northern Brewer
Thanks for the review. Our Customer Service team will be in touch on this one to talk about our kit guarantee. We appreciate your feedback and the last thing we want is for you (or anyone) to be less than thrilled with your brew.
November 20, 2017
Todd JStaff
Good But Couldn't taste the cherry
This was a very good beer. The flavor was excellent but i could not taste any of the cherry. I used the whole bottle of cherry extract provided and was unable to taste any cherry flavor. I tend to give away alot of my brew to friends and family and out of everyone i have given it to only 1 was able to taste any cherry. Next time i make this brew i will add more cherry extract or full cherries.
December 30, 2016
1 year ago
Poor attenuation, bad fermentation, undrinkable beer
OG was 1.051 and FG was 1.022. Two weeks in primary vessel (6 gallon glass carboy w/ airlock) in a temperature controlled environment set at 65F. After two more weeks in secondary, a week cold conditioning in the keg, and a few days of force carbonating this beer is completely undrinkable. It has almost no alochol in it and the cherry flavouring is overwhelming. Not sure if I got a bad batch of yeast or what the deal is, but I am really hoping that NB will send me a new kit gratis and I can try this again as I was really looking forward to trying this beer.
December 4, 2015
Response from Northern Brewer
Hi Wyatt,

I'm sorry that your kit didn't turn out. We garauntee their performance, and it looks like we sent out a replacement for you today.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Very smooth Very tasty
After finally letting it age for a while this stout tastes wonderful. I added tart cherries to the secondary and then 2 oz of extract at bottling. It is very tasty. Will definitely make this again
November 23, 2015
Let it age
I wasn't sure how much of the cherry extract I wanted to add, based on other reviews, but I ended up adding all of it at bottling, and didn't regret it. The longer I let it sit, the more the cherry flavor mellowed out - not that I can ever "cellar" for very long. But bottles sitting as little as 5 or 6 weeks after bottling really settled down. I was really pleased with how it turned out.
July 3, 2014
This one is perfect for the holiday season. One week in the primary, then racked on top of 4oz of cocoa nibs and 2oz of cherry extract and let sit for two seeks. Added another oz of extract to the keg for a touch more flavor and the result is perfect. Great hints of both chocolate and cherry with neither dominating the palate. May be the best one of the year!
December 19, 2013
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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: I would ferment at least three weeks in 62-65 degree area.

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