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- A jet-black ale with a roasted-malt character that's offset by residual sweetness and full body - think of sweetened black coffee. De-bittered black and chocolate malts yield a pronounced - but not harsh - roast grain quality, while lactose (an unfermentable milk-based sugar) yields a rich sweetness and creamy mouthfeel. Very nice as an after-dinner drink instead of coffee, or with chocolate desserts.
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Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons Recipe and Instructions Click Here for Sweet Stout Extract Kit Brewing Instructions Regional Style British Original Gravity 1054 Total Time to Make 6 weeks
- 4.5 / 5.044 ReviewsBest StoutMy father is not a dark beer drinker at all but when I gave him a bottle of this sweet stout he loved it!March 21, 2018Very Good, But Not What I ExpectedI am a fan of stout style beers, my beer drinking buddy is not. So I figured this may be a less harsh, smoother stout.
After the first sip I re-read the description...
It isn't a stout at all. It is a dark ale. It is in the first line of the description that I must have missed.
It was a great kit, and didn't last very long. Everyone loved it.
Just wasn't what I was looking for.March 11, 2018Purchased
7 months agoA Replacement or a small gift for my stupidity? Probably stupidity. Because 10 dollars is definitely not a replacement.Only gave 2 stars followed instructions to the T. Even created a starter with the y yeast liquid no pouch. Called and said I was afraid on the way the yeast looked I was told not to worry. Brewed pitched 72 hours later no activity. Added a packet of dry yeast still nothing. Spilled out took a swig of mash no taste. Tasted like water? Probably not as supposed to be.
Contacted customer support they offered to replace, or to give me a credit I agreed to the credit, being i have brewed other beers before and they were fantastic, so I agreed on the credit to purchase a different stout.
To my surprise they gave me a credit of 10 dollars. Considering the cost was 46 plus shipping. Not really a replacement right? But anyway they are helpful and I guess they didn't even have to do that.January 30, 2018Purchased
5 months agoResponse from Northern BrewerWe are sorry for the confusion. It looks like the original brewmaster who helped you believed that we going to credit for the yeast only. Our beer kit guarantee doesn't normally include refunds but we will have another brewmaster contact you to clear this up.February 1, 2018Todd JStaffCan't Miss!This is probably my most favorite beer to make and I get more compliments from it when I bring them to parties. Folks expect a bitter flavor and are pleasantly surprised by the wonderful nectar of this brew. This is an annual must-have for me.August 4, 2017Purchased
9 months agoBig hit with non-beer drinkers tooThe sweetness of this stout balanced with the hops made it popular with people who don't normally drink beer, because of being off put by the hops. It was also extremely popular with beer drinkers off all stripes. Because I kept getting visits from people who wanted more, I ended up emptying the keg in three days. If you don't plan on being generous, don't let other people have a taste.October 2, 2016Always greatI love how personal the items from Northern Brewer feel when I receive them. The products I purchased are always fresh and come together to make some amazing beers.July 8, 2016Northern Brewer PurchaseAgain, always good products and great service!June 27, 2016just brewedStill fermenting but og was 1.06 and definitely tastes of coffee. I'll post more remarks in forum when it's finished but so far I'm stoked for my first beer!February 8, 2016So far so goodAdded cacao nibs and vanilla beans to the secondary so should hopefully be goodDecember 4, 2015Good Body but Way To Sweet For MeI did not mind the flavor of the stout, it was very smooth and had good coffee and chocolate flavors to it. But what i did not like was that it tasted like someone put 3 to many sugar packets in a cup of coffee. It seemed to much for me to drink so I'm not sure what i can do with the rest of the bottles of beer, i don't really want them. It was a great experience and the brewing was straight forward.November 1, 2015
- Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 9 answersThe instructions indicate an optimum temperature range of 65 to 75. How critical is it to stay in that range? I don't have the facilities to control temperature and in the summer the one cooler part of my apartment can reach 80 degrees. Will this kill off the yeast in the fermenter?BEST ANSWER: It is very important that you stay within the proper temperature range during fermentation. If it gets to cold it will cause the yeast to flocculate and settle at the bottom. This will cause your beer to finish too early and not completely ferment making the final gravity too high meaning less alcohol percentage and sweeter beer. If fermented too high the yeast will produce off flavors such as acetone and fusel alcohols making the beer undrinkable. One thing you may try during the first couple of days is placing a damp towel around the fermentor fresh out of the freezer and try rewetting it every few hours until fermentation slows down. Hope that helps cheers!What FG is everyone getting? Mine was 1.022 at transfer to secondary. My OG was 1.053. Also, I did a full boil, otherwise followed the recipe. It's been in the secondary for 9 days. Thanks!BEST ANSWER: That's pretty close to right on! It may not drop any more than that, given the unfermentable lactose in there, that adds about .008 to your FG number, so without that it would be about 1.014, which is pretty close to what you should expect.My beer, after 2 weeks in bottle, turned out ok but not creamy at all. Doesn't feel like stout. Has anyone experienced this? How does one get the creamy stout feel?BEST ANSWER: Despite the claim in the kit instructions that the beer is ready to drink in 2 weeks, I have found waiting 4-6 weeks is best. The beer is carbonated after 2 weeks, but it takes the additional time for the flavors to fully mature
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