DetailsWe recommend brewing this batch once a year to have around for special occasions. Even light beer drinkers can appreciate a mug of this stout. The smooth sweet flavor will put you to bed like a glass of warm milk.
Our ingredients for this recipe include: 6 lb. Dark liquid malt extract, 4 oz. Chocolate Malt, 4 oz. Caramel 80L, 4 oz. Roasted Barley specialty grains, 1 oz. Fuggle, 1/2 oz. Willamette pellet hops, 4 oz. Cherry extract, yeast, priming sugar and a grain bag.
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4.1 / 5.025 ReviewsLight but delicous StoutThis was the first batch of home brew for me. 2 weeks in the primary. 1 week in a secondary with 32oz of Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate instead of the cherry extract. its been bottled two weeks now and its come out pretty darn good. A good light bodied roasted finish with a good hint of cherry. Will buy again!January 4, 2013Adding more cherry extract could possibly make it a litte betterI wasn't impressed with the Cherry flavor however, I was impressed with the beers finish. It was full bodied, very good hoppy flavor but not enough Cherry flavor for my taste. I also think it could have been just a little more stout. In draft form it produced a nice creamy head. I'm not sure if adding the sugar included in the kit was a mistake or not but it had a great finish and polish to it. Since I keg my batches I'm not sure whether this had any affect or not but I would guess not. I will definitely be purchasing this kit again but I will purchase an additional bottle of Cherry Extract in an effort to further enhance my taste buds experience. It is a great recipe to experiment with.April 26, 2013In SecondaryI modified the recipe a bit. I like oatmeal stouts so I added 1 1/2c whole grain oats to the mash. I added 24oz frozen black cherries at 40 mins in the boil. My OG was way high: ) 1.082. After 4days in the primary, SG=1.011! Taste was quite good. I left the cherries in the primary. In secondary now 1 week, haven't tested SG again yet. I plan on adding 1qt sweet cherry juice when I bottle, and some of the extract. I will update when I bottle/ keg.January 11, 2014Smooth light stoutI bottled with Cherry Juice to get a more real flavor than the extract could give. It came out great, smooth and flavorful, and I'm enjoying a bottle or two a week.February 26, 2014Good BeerAll in all a very good beer. I received a lot of compliments on this beer. I agree with the other reviews, the body is very light. But an excellent roasted flavor and after 6-8 weeks there was a perfect cherry aroma. I will be making this beer again in the future, but I will try real fruit next time.October 15, 2010great, smooth and flavorfulgreat, smooth and flavorfulAugust 2, 2016night cap cherryDeep dark beer with a slight taste of cherry. The coffee taste does work with cherry nicely. Smooth to drink and a very rich mouth feel.August 23, 2013night cap cherry stoutEasy kit to make. Beer is dark and very stout, the cherry flavor blends well with the dark malts. Hops are well hidden and unnoticed.August 28, 2013Light bodiedBrewed this beer according to instructions. Turned out good but has a very light body. Smooth with a very "roasted" finish, minimal hoppiness.October 29, 2009Not impressedTasted at 4 weeks. Light for a stout. Cherry flavor not that strong. I'm not a big fan of this one. Maybe it needs a few more weeks to condition.August 9, 2011
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