Dragon's Silk Imperial Stout Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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Beware the dragon that lurks in the inky shadows of this potent ale. On the surface, Dragon's Silk Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout exhibits a facade of chocolate, coffee, and approachable roast. But as you delve deeper into the lair you will discover a tremendous hoard of sweet bourbon, rich oak, and smooth notes of opulent vanilla.

Brewing this recipe kit is much easier than slaying any dragon, thanks to an abundance of premium ingredients and brewmaster know-how. But the complexity of the finished ale is as layered and captivating as any quest. We urge you to face off with a pint of this commanding ale and savor your victory.

Brewing Notes:

  • Style: Bourbon and oak-aged Imperial Stout
  • Fermentation Range: 60 - 73 F
  • OG: 1.096
  • SRM: 35
  • IBUs: 43
  • ABV: 9.8%
Tasting Notes:
  • Bourbon sweetness
  • Smooth oak
  • Full-bodied
  • Moderate roast
  • Hints of chocolate and coffee

Additional information

SKU

B11250

Beer Color Dark
Original Gravity

1096

Total Time to Make 3 months
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content High
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Stout/Porter
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.

 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 89 reviews
79%
(70)
10%
(9)
6%
(5)
2%
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3%
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P
Peter B.
Dragon’s Silk

I’ve made this before and it’s a wonderful brew. Everyone that samples my brew wants to know when I’m making more. This is not a quick brew at all, rather it takes several months, so plan ahead. It’s a terrific project and well worth the patience and effort. My latest batch is currently under the stairs with Harry Potter, polishing up in a carboy. Don’t rush it, and when it’s done drink in small measures because it is a potent brew. When this is bottled I’m going to start my next batch straight away so I always have some for when friends come a-callin’.

D
Dustin B.
Love me some dark beer!

Got everything I needed in time!
Started it and everything’s looking so far!
I let it fermented for 3 weeks before adding the bourbon chip soaked in whiskey that was sitting for 24 hours
Transfer to secondary, got a little taste.. something seems off, it taste like an oatmeal brown ale
Will try adding another can of pitch and see what happens

G
Greg W.
So far it’s great

Took a taste when I moved it from the first fermenter to the the second fermenter. It was so good I wanted to bottle a gallon with out the bourbon in it just to start drinking it. But , I forced my self to wait until it’s done. After that first taste I can tell you if it doesn’t come out phenomenal then I did something seriously wrong. It’s going to be great to have for fall camping around the campfire. 06/14/22

J
Jessie
Big kid beer

As usual with northern Brewer, the ingredients were great, the instructions left something to be desired.

The description did not mention needing to add an additional 12oz of bourbon in secondary, nor did the instructions give and clues as to what was expected for the bourbon( I emailed and got an answer within 24 hours - Mason jar with the woodchips in the fridge for a day, and add in secondary). This brought the cost up to ~$90 total. I suspect i should have waited another week to add the bourbon, as i assume this step killed the yeast.

I used 2 cans of fast pitch (as based off OG and hindsight being 20/20 i should have only used one), which brought me to an OG of 1.150 (measured that three times), and ended with an FG of 1.032, so it came out a hair stronger than expected. It's so potent it's almost hard to drink unless I'm really in the mood for a rowdy stout.

Overall, great kit and I'm sure I'll get it again in the future.

S
Scott
Good basic imperial stout

Bought on sale - so lots of great ingredients at a sale price. I then modify/play with other ingredients/adjuncts and use oak chips with some liquor to come up with something different.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 89 reviews
79%
(70)
10%
(9)
6%
(5)
2%
(2)
3%
(3)
P
Peter B.
Dragon’s Silk

I’ve made this before and it’s a wonderful brew. Everyone that samples my brew wants to know when I’m making more. This is not a quick brew at all, rather it takes several months, so plan ahead. It’s a terrific project and well worth the patience and effort. My latest batch is currently under the stairs with Harry Potter, polishing up in a carboy. Don’t rush it, and when it’s done drink in small measures because it is a potent brew. When this is bottled I’m going to start my next batch straight away so I always have some for when friends come a-callin’.

D
Dustin B.
Love me some dark beer!

Got everything I needed in time!
Started it and everything’s looking so far!
I let it fermented for 3 weeks before adding the bourbon chip soaked in whiskey that was sitting for 24 hours
Transfer to secondary, got a little taste.. something seems off, it taste like an oatmeal brown ale
Will try adding another can of pitch and see what happens

G
Greg W.
So far it’s great

Took a taste when I moved it from the first fermenter to the the second fermenter. It was so good I wanted to bottle a gallon with out the bourbon in it just to start drinking it. But , I forced my self to wait until it’s done. After that first taste I can tell you if it doesn’t come out phenomenal then I did something seriously wrong. It’s going to be great to have for fall camping around the campfire. 06/14/22

J
Jessie
Big kid beer

As usual with northern Brewer, the ingredients were great, the instructions left something to be desired.

The description did not mention needing to add an additional 12oz of bourbon in secondary, nor did the instructions give and clues as to what was expected for the bourbon( I emailed and got an answer within 24 hours - Mason jar with the woodchips in the fridge for a day, and add in secondary). This brought the cost up to ~$90 total. I suspect i should have waited another week to add the bourbon, as i assume this step killed the yeast.

I used 2 cans of fast pitch (as based off OG and hindsight being 20/20 i should have only used one), which brought me to an OG of 1.150 (measured that three times), and ended with an FG of 1.032, so it came out a hair stronger than expected. It's so potent it's almost hard to drink unless I'm really in the mood for a rowdy stout.

Overall, great kit and I'm sure I'll get it again in the future.

S
Scott
Good basic imperial stout

Bought on sale - so lots of great ingredients at a sale price. I then modify/play with other ingredients/adjuncts and use oak chips with some liquor to come up with something different.