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Old 09-24-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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Looking for a stout recipe that is both chocolaty, creamy, and sweet.

Kind of like a dessert beer...a chocolate milk kind of beer. Something that hides the alcohol well...that you wouldn't notice too much until you already had too many. LOL

Anyone have a recipe like that?

Preferably an extract, but I am more than comfortable steeping specialty grains etc.

 
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:54 PM   #2
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I have a good one in my dropdown, but it's more of a bitter chocolate than sweet. Maybe use it as a jumping off point, add a little lactose and see what you can create?
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:01 PM   #3
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Double debittered Chocklate Breakfast RIS.

 
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:04 PM   #4
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Double debittered Chocklate Breakfast RIS.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:41 PM   #5
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I have a good one in my dropdown, but it's more of a bitter chocolate than sweet. Maybe use it as a jumping off point, add a little lactose and see what you can create?
How much lactose would you think to add, and when?
15 mins from the end of the boil?

 
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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Care to elaborate?
Double quantity of debittered chocklate in a typical russian Imperial stout base. If you are extract, I'd look at the BB RIS kit and add enough debittered chocolate to double the chocolate addition. The final result should have a LOT of chocolate malt presence and a residual sweetness that isn't cloying.

If you were to do a PM or full AG, I'd add Oats to the grist to get some of that silken quality. Shouldn;t be any need for lactose in a RIS to get the sweetness.

 
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:52 PM   #7
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Looking through the recipe section, many folks use up to a pound of lactose late in the boil for a sweet stout. It'd be up to your taste how much. My recipe is bitter on top of bitter, which is how I like it, so a pound might not be too much.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:55 PM   #8
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Ah very good! Thanks to the both of you for that!

 
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:48 AM   #9
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So I'm sitting here drinking a Young's Double Chocolate Stout....and here's what I am thinking:

A) For what I'm looking for, this beer has too much roasty notes to it.
B) Is not nearly chocolatey enough. Thinking more of a milk chocolate than a bitter chocolate would be good.
C) Is not NEARLY sweet enough.

I'm really looking to make a dessert stout. Not a session beer...just something you grab a pint of when you're feeling like something sweet.

Thoughts?

 
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:55 AM   #10
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Find yourself a good sweet stout recipe (hint... a sweet stout won BOS in the HBT BJCP competition and the recipe has been posted) and add some cocoa and maybe a touch more lactose to the recipe.

I made my chocolate stout recipe after having a Youngs, but while I agree that I wanted more chocolate, I didn't want it as sweet as Youngs'.
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