With the berries ripening, I figured it would be fun to try a blackberry beer. I've found a few recipes for blackberry wheats, but then I ran across someone mentioning a blackberry stout. Being a huge stout fan, this has been on my mind now. Unfortunately I can't find a recipe for one, or at least I haven't found one yet.
Anyone with one, preferably one with good results?
Also, I would rather use actual berries, not concentrate or liquid flavoring. So, any advice towards that end would be helpful. Also, in regards to that, I have never seen mentioned whether partially mashing the berries would help/hurt in bringing out the flavor. To me it doesn't seem that simply adding whole berries would let out the flavor very efficiently. Any thoughts?