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Old 05-14-2012, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default Chocolate Stout Recipe?

My wife thinks she wants a Chocolate Stout. The more Chocolate, the better! Now I'm not convinced she will actually drink it, so I've bought a few bottles of different brands to check her taste buds. She remembers having one or two samples at a beer festival before.

So yesterday I cracked a Brooklyn Brewing Dark Chocolate Stout and let her try it. She said it was too bitter. I liked it, but there wasn't as much "chocolate" flavor as I've had before.

I think she had an Imperial Stout before, but I can't remember which brewery made it. I am sure it was a Michigan brewery.

At any rate, I'm looking for a recipe with a ton of chocolate. I'm sure that even if she doesn't end up liking it (She has a habit of liking a beer for about 4 swallows) I will still drink it or I can give it away to some guys at work. It's got to be low on bitterness, but I'd like it to be fairly high ABV. And creamy. I'm thinking some oatmeal for silkiness.

So a Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout! Anybody got one, or can help build one? BrewerinBR I KNOW you got some ideas!

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Old 05-14-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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Terrapin's Moo Hoo is very good. It's a milk chocolate stout just above 6% IIRC. Maybe let her try one of those, or something similar. It's not at all bitter. At least thats my opinion.

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Old 05-14-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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I don't know if I can get there here. Maybe if I can get to Grand Rapids soon. I didn't think the Brooklyn Stout was much bitter, but my wife doesn't even like real coffee, soo...

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haha. my wife is the same way. her beers of choice are wheats, lagers and ciders. has yours tried Young's double chocolate?

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Maybe tweak a BB DCS clone to add more chocolate. Or maybe lower the amount of bittering hops. You also might be able to use 50% or more RO water to mellow the bitterness or adjust the water profile. I've had it on tap and bottled, off the tap I thought tasted better with more chocolate flavor.

I dislike Young's

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I don't know if you tried the Southern Tier Choklat. This is an imperial Stout 10% but has tons of chocolate flavor.

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haha. my wife is the same way. her beers of choice are wheats, lagers and ciders. has yours tried Young's double chocolate?
My wife's favorite styles are Mountain Dew and ... Mountain Dew...

Seriously, I've had her try a few of my lighter beers and she likes the first few tastes and then I finish it for her. She is slowly getting used to coffee. She likes the cappuccino coffees from the gas station but a Premium Roast coffee from McDonalds would probably make her gag.



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I don't know if you tried the Southern Tier Choklat. This is an imperial Stout 10% but has tons of chocolate flavor.
That sounds good! I know Siciliano's Market in GR has than one. I've seen 750s of it recently.

Well what kind of chocolate do I use and when/how do I use it? I've never done chocolate before.
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I usually do cocoa powder, either in the boil (this might lend too much bitterness for her) or at bottling, to taste. If you want the chocolate flavor without all the bitterness, you might want to just use a chocolate milk mix, rather than straight cocoa powder. I haven't done this, and haven't checked the ingredients list, but I imagine there's some maltose in there, that would likely lend a little extra body, too. I would definitely use some oats for smoothness.

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I just made an awesome chocolate milk stout (chocolate stout based on a "sweet stout" with lactose). I haven't got scores back from comps yet, but it's a little outside of style on sweetness, but that makes it an incredible dessert beer. It's not "imperial" but it's a moderate to moderate-high abv, just very sweet and super chocolaty with a great balance of roasted malt flavors. It uses cocoa powder in the boil and secondary with cacao nibs and vanilla beans. Having made it once, I have some tweaks I'll be making for my own personal taste, but I'm happy to post both versions here if you're interested.

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i'd love to see your recipe daksin. i'm going to brew a choc stout soon and i just want to nail down the recipe

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