DetailsThe honey in this recipe ferments smoothly and crisply, creating a homebrew perfect for those just starting to appreciate darker beer. A great change of pace for dark beer fans.
Ingredients: 9 lbs. Domestic 2-Row barley, 8 oz. Carapils, 12 oz. Chocolate Malt, 2 oz. of hops, 2 lb. Clover Honey, priming sugar, and yeast. Yeast upgrade options: Wyeast London Ale # 1028 or White Labs Burton Ale # 023.
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4.9 / 5.013 ReviewsOutstanding PorterI am a fan of dark beers, and usually take the opportunity to brew them in the winter time. This was the first beer kegged instead of bottled. I could not be more pleased with it. It forms a nice creamy head, and provides all of the dark malt taste expected with a porter. The honey rounds out the flavor, making it more palatable for those just starting to experience the darker beers.February 20, 2010Great BeerI've brewed this one more than any other kit. Great taste, very smooth, easy drinking beer. A favorite of all my friends.August 27, 2011GreatMy wife loved this brew. She's not much of a dark beer lover but the smoothness and hint of residual sweetness from the honey won her over. Great head and nice mouth feel. I'll be making this one againSeptember 30, 2012My FavoriteI brewed this over the winter months and so far it's been my favorite beer I have made. I added the last amount of honey more towards flame out which really brought out the honey flavor and a hint of sweet. My friends like it too and are asking for more.April 25, 2018Purchased
4 months agoGreat Dark BeerHoney Porter has been a favorite for a long time. I have requests to make it again and again. It's full, rich flavor always makes it a hit!November 5, 2012Nice, but honey a little overpoweringI had pretty good success with this recipe, and it resulted in a strong, flavorful porter. The only thing I'd recommend is maybe backing off the time or amount of the honey. I found it to be a little unbalanced. I went for the flavor rather than aroma, and it may have been just a little too long or too much.November 27, 2012Excellent PorterA good beer for those who are not usually fans of dark beers. It's not too heavy and has a refreshing crisp taste. The honey is a nice touch as well - I added the honey 5 days after I pitched the yeast, so it would have more taste and aroma.March 27, 2013Great PorterMost porter's and Stout's I have had have a bitter, burnt, under-taste. This is the smoothest, mildest porter i have ever had. Excellent for a first porter.April 21, 2013honey porterVery good porter. The honey helps mellow out the grains and balance with the hops. I like white labs yeast, fermed out in 1 week.July 6, 2013This is a fantastic beer for those who aren't usually fans of dark beersIt's not too heavy and has a refreshing crisp taste. The honey is a nice touch as well. I used the White Labs vial and it was a good yeast to use. This is the second time brewing this kit.July 10, 2013
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