Imperial Stout Extract Beer Recipe Kit
A strong, pitch black beer with tan head, resounding with burnt, bitter chocolate character, hops, syrupy malt, and a warming alcohol note. A nice companion on a cold winter night or accompanying chocolate dessert.
Imperial stouts were first brewed in England for export to the royal courts of the Russian Tsars. The Tsars are gone but the beer remains, the "War and Peace" of stouts. This kit yields a pitch black beer with tan head, resounding with burnt, bitter chocolate character, hops, and syrupy malt. A viscous, chewy body finishing with lots of roast grain and a warming alcohol note. A nice companion on a cold winter night or accompanying chocolate dessert.
Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.
|Total Time to Make||4 months|
|Beer Style||British/American Strong Ale,Stout/Porter|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I think I was supposed to leave it in the secondary for another 3 months— but how could I wait that long? I bottled a gallon after 3 weeks and even that was great. I bottled the rest at 5 weeks and it’s even better. Full flavor and a beautiful head.
Absolutely smooth and delicious. If you like stouts, buy this kit!
I like strong, rich, dark, malty brews especially in the cooler months. This is a great sipper to savor with a good book next to the fireplace. I've brewed this Imperial Stout now three times. To me the balance of hop bitterness and malt sweetness is just about perfect. The dark chocolate and coffee flavors are intense. The body is full and (adding a little flaked wheat to the grains provided) the head is creamy and very rich. It reminds me of "Dark Truth" Imperial Stout. It is that good!
It is a little to hoppy for my taste, however, my two buddies who are hard core all grain brewers both said it was great and very much in line with what you would expect from an imperial stout. Hope this helps.
this is my go-to brew. So far it has been the hit of 3 wedding receptions and 2 "Pink" dances (charity for breast cancer) as well as enjoyed at home.
I tweek it with dark charred oak chips soaked in bourbon for about 2 weeks before putting into secondary. then be patient, wait about 3-4 weeks before botteling or kegging