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Old 06-02-2010, 06:59 AM   #11
Aug 2006
Madison, Wisconsin
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I had a stout like this a year or two ago. It was made in Finland, I believe... Very, very delicious!

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Old 06-02-2010, 08:44 AM   #12
Jun 2009
Austin, TX
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I'm a big stout fan, but hate belgians. However, I say go for it! Good for you for saying "**** you" to the styles and experimenting!

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Old 06-02-2010, 02:46 PM   #13
Jul 2009
Shawnee, KS
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Boulevard Brewing released "Dark Truth Stout" last winter as part of their Smokestack Series. It is made with a belgian yeast strain, here's what their release had to say:

"Ladies and gentleman, we present for your consideration this exotic, inky elixir, the almost magical creation of our modern day alchemists, who have turned humble grains – barley, wheat, rye and oats – into black, liquid gold. Layers of complex flavors slowly emerge from the glass: espresso, roasted fig, creme brulee. Belgian yeast provides a plum-like fruitiness, noble German hops reveal spicy, herbal notes, while the rich, velvety mouthfeel mellows to a dry, smoky finish. Such a robust beer stands well by itself, but also makes a wonderful end-note to any rich, indulgent meal. Discover the secret of combining this roasty ale to sweets, by pairing with dark chocolate or caramel, or even by pouring it over ice cream. It’s a truly enlightening experience.”

Definitely a different taste with the Belgian yeast but it's a good beer.

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Old 06-02-2010, 03:12 PM   #14
Jun 2009
Michigan City & Shanghai
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Mine was far too roasty when I did it, and I think the yeast played a huge role in accentuateing that. If others on here have done it with success, by all means try! Let me know how it goes and give me the recipe.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:06 PM   #15
Aug 2008
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Everyone who's tried what I'm doing is saying it comes off too roasty.

These commercial "Belgian-inspired" stouts all seem to fit the imperial stout or Belgian strong ale styles. Could it be that smaller roasty beers don't work with Belgian yeast?

No success stories out there?

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