Sweet Tooth Pastry Stout Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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Much like NEIPA, the Pastry Stout is yet another recent innovation and brewing trend that shows no signs of slowing. With a relatively high gravity, a dose of unfermentable lactose sugar, and ingredients more common in baking than brewing, Sweet Tooth Pastry Stout is a glassful of awesome.

Starting as a sweet stout, this recipe then includes vanilla, cocoa, and your choice of gourmet Silver Cloud flavoring extract - choose from hazelnut, oatmeal cookie, or s'mores. Folding together all of these flavors creates a beer of great complexity with delicious notes of sweet pastries, a medium-heavy body, and a pleasing, long finish.

Brewing Notes

  • Style: Sweet Stout - Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer
  • Fermentation Range: 65-70F
  • Original Gravity: 1.070
  • SRM: 32
  • IBUs: 35
  • ABV: 6.1%

Tasting Notes

  •  Aroma: Sweet malty aroma with medium-low roastiness. Prominent vanilla, chocolate, and pastry-like nose dominates. No hop aroma.
  • Appearance: Jet black in color with a khaki-tan foam head.
  • Flavor: Moderately roasty with subtle caramel sweetness and flavors of various baked goods standing out - notably vanilla and chocolate. Medium sweetness with appropriate bitterness to balance.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-high body. Very smooth and silky on the palate leading to a long, lingering finish.

Additional information

SKU

B11610

Beer Color Dark
Original Gravity

1.070

Total Time to Make 8 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content Medium
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style Pastry Stout
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Head Development Brewer Brad’s Notes:

“The brewing industry moves in mysterious ways, and the Pastry Stout is just the latest proof. Generally, a big, sweet, boozy stout is used as the base for these beers, and then ingredients are added that you would much more often find in a kitchen rather than a brewery. Chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut… there are so many possibilities, and imagination is the only boundary. 

For our version of this emerging style, I have actually toned down the gravity of this beer to make it more sessionable, so its possible to enjoy more than just a little snifter before becoming overwhelmed by the often insanely high alcohol content. Expect this recipe to come in at just over 6% ABV, but still maintain a robust body and silky mouthfeel thanks to the indiscreet use of a combination of specialty grains, lactose, and a mash profile that favors the production of dextrins to maintain the “thick” mouthfeel synonymous with this style.

After the base beer has been fermented, the fun starts with a healthy addition of cacao nibs and vanilla to start to mold the flavor profile into what beer aficionados would recognize as a Pastry Stout. The final touch, however, is left to the brewer.

In this recipe, there are three choices of gourmet flavorings to tailor the final product just to your liking. The offerings of hazelnut, oatmeal cookie, and s’mores allow you to choose your own pastry adventure. I have recommended a starting point of 20ml of the flavorings to be added just before packaging as a baseline for the flavor. Likely, you will find that it needs more flavoring for the specific flavors to stand out, so we have included far more flavoring extract than you would need for a single 5-gallon batch. If you find the 20ml to be too subtle, add more to suit your taste.

Sweet Tooth Pastry Stout makes for the perfect nightcap, and also pairs well with a weekend breakfast... or a weekday breakfast - I won’t judge.”

 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
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Norman-O
Added Roasted Pecans

This brew went well. I wanted to try adding roasted pecans instead of the pastry flavoring so I didn't include any flavoring in my kit order. I followed the directions but also added one pound of brown sugar to the boil. In secondary I added 24 oz. of pecans that I roasted (bought raw) and partially crushed. Used a Big Mouth Bubbler Depth Charge for this. O.G. 1.074. F.G. 1.020. Two weeks in primary, 4 weeks in secondary and 2 weeks bottle conditioning. I usually keg but want this one to age for a period of time and don't want to tie up my Keezer. Popped one after 2 weeks in frig. No complaints. Not sure it will end up with the taste I was looking for (more like a candied pecan) but will see what I have after some time aging.

Now about Northern's obligatory review reminders.....this kit calls for 8 weeks from start to finish. I received a reminder at about 5 weeks and another at 6 weeks. Finally the third reminder was 2 days after the beer would have been ready to sample had I made it the same day I received the order. I didnl't Please, maybe in the future give a person time to actually make the beer and sample it so they can give a real review and not just say that, yeah, seems to be going ok. How can a person give a review then they haven't even tasted the product yet? Just sayin'. I'm very happy with Northern, just try and time the review reminders a little better.

L
Littleton B.M.J.
Not Too Sweet

Really good black stout. And sweet but not too sweet.

B
Bruce C.
Pastry Stout

A very flavorful, but not overpowering beer. Getting positive feedback from all who have had one. This one’s a winner.

B
Bill T.
Patiently waiting to enjoy

The ordering and delivery went extremely well as usual. I just moved the beer into secondary so I’m still 5 to 6 weeks from the taste test. Looking forward to pouring the first glass and will provide an update after that.

M
Michael B.
Great sweet stout!

I had some additional hood and added them 30 min into the boil so mine may be slightly more bitter but it’s still plenty sweet. I’m going to get this again and not add anything. I’m assuming it will be even better.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
89%
(17)
11%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
N
Norman-O
Added Roasted Pecans

This brew went well. I wanted to try adding roasted pecans instead of the pastry flavoring so I didn't include any flavoring in my kit order. I followed the directions but also added one pound of brown sugar to the boil. In secondary I added 24 oz. of pecans that I roasted (bought raw) and partially crushed. Used a Big Mouth Bubbler Depth Charge for this. O.G. 1.074. F.G. 1.020. Two weeks in primary, 4 weeks in secondary and 2 weeks bottle conditioning. I usually keg but want this one to age for a period of time and don't want to tie up my Keezer. Popped one after 2 weeks in frig. No complaints. Not sure it will end up with the taste I was looking for (more like a candied pecan) but will see what I have after some time aging.

Now about Northern's obligatory review reminders.....this kit calls for 8 weeks from start to finish. I received a reminder at about 5 weeks and another at 6 weeks. Finally the third reminder was 2 days after the beer would have been ready to sample had I made it the same day I received the order. I didnl't Please, maybe in the future give a person time to actually make the beer and sample it so they can give a real review and not just say that, yeah, seems to be going ok. How can a person give a review then they haven't even tasted the product yet? Just sayin'. I'm very happy with Northern, just try and time the review reminders a little better.

L
Littleton B.M.J.
Not Too Sweet

Really good black stout. And sweet but not too sweet.

B
Bruce C.
Pastry Stout

A very flavorful, but not overpowering beer. Getting positive feedback from all who have had one. This one’s a winner.

B
Bill T.
Patiently waiting to enjoy

The ordering and delivery went extremely well as usual. I just moved the beer into secondary so I’m still 5 to 6 weeks from the taste test. Looking forward to pouring the first glass and will provide an update after that.

M
Michael B.
Great sweet stout!

I had some additional hood and added them 30 min into the boil so mine may be slightly more bitter but it’s still plenty sweet. I’m going to get this again and not add anything. I’m assuming it will be even better.