DetailsA rich Stout with a creamy head. Our Stout derives its rich bittersweet flavor from dark roasted grain. This kit is a favorite among dark beer fans. We would like to thank Mr. Guinness for the popularity of this beer style.
Ingredients: 9 lbs. Domestic 2-Row barley, 8 oz. Chocolate Malt, 8 oz. Caramel 10°L, 8 oz. Roasted Barley, 4 oz. Flaked Barley, Nugget and Willamette hops, priming sugar, and yeast.
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4.6 / 5.014 ReviewsIrish StoutI liked how it came out. Instead of a pound o roast barley there was 8 ounces and 8 ounces of other dark grains, and the flavor was good. After racking I left it in the carboy to age for a month, and the stout was smooth and good. This is what I'd expect in a stout. I used the dry yeast and got a good performance by them.August 23, 2013Incredible FlavorEveryone says it is Guiness without the nasty after taste! Very easy $7 dollar a bottle beer. It is that good!December 19, 2013Good stoutI followed the directions and it came out well. I aged it for 10 weeks.I t's a pleasant beer to drink, and the roasted barley gives a nice aroma. I didn't use the Gypsum because my brewing water is already hard so I didn't need to add it.March 10, 2013A good smooth stoutAfter brewing it I gave it a few weeks in the primary, and 3 months in the secondary, just to let it age out. It tasted really good. Nice and smooth, with a mellow bitterness. The roasted barley make sit darker and it has a deeper aroma. I would brew this again.July 2, 2013irish stoutWOW! Very close to Guiness in my book! Very bold on flavor! I let mine sit in a bottle for 5 months, and the results were great!July 11, 2013Good Guinness Clone!This is a good recipe, After 2 months in the bottle it is awesome. I added 1 gram of gypsum & picking lime to the mash, then 1 gram of gypsum to the sparge, as Minneapolis has soft water. Also added 2 oz of acid malt for a little sour, just like a Guinness. Good job Midwest!December 24, 2013Very good stoutthis is almost like a porter, with less roast barley and more chocolate malt. In any case it's very smooth and very good. After aging it for 6 months.in a keg it's come into it's own and is one of my favorites.January 12, 2014Irish Eyes are smilingI brewed this Irish Stout within a week of the honey porter and have both available on draft now. (That's the beauty of homebrewing. A brew pub would likely only have either a stout, or a porter on draft at any given time. I can do as I please.) As a dark beer fan it was very enjoyable to compare the two side by side. The stout is slightly darker, though you can only tell when holding in front of a very bright light. The stout has more aroma, which is due mostly to the roasted barley. Any fan of Guinness would love this beer. I am a huge fan. However, if you are just starting to experiment with the taste of dark beers, definitely go the Honey Porter route first. The roasted barley in the stout is a more complex flavor, which the honey porter doesn't have.February 20, 2010Not Bad, Not GreatI have made both the extract and all-grain versions of this kit. Both were good examples of the dry stout style and very drinkable. I think that most dry stouts suffer by comparison to Guinness. When striving for perfection it is easy to fall a bit short and in fairness to these kits, I have never made a stout that stacked up to the ultimate example. Next time I will probably try and brew it without the caramel malt because I definitely taste a sweetness that competes with dry roastiness.August 17, 2010AWSOME STOUTI usually do all grain but i tried the extract stout kit and it is amazing!!! I had to use a wyeast 1469 pack up so i used it with this kit and im not dissapointed , i also cold pressed some kona coffee and made half this batch a irish coffee stout.I would highly recomend this kit to anyone that likes stout but i would suggest liquid yeast as it has always given me the best results.April 12, 2012
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