Originally Posted by Yooper
Of course it's ok! The only thing you can't do is enter it in BJCP competitions as "stout" as it's out of the guidelines. But you certainly could enter it as a "specialty ale" and not be out of style a but.
Some ingredients go well together, and some don't. In my opinion, hops and roast don't really mesh. But I had a hoppy stout about a year ago that made me almost change my mind. If you like it, that's the important thing!
I've never cloned Hops Stoopid, but I think we have a clone recipe or two here on the site. I'll see what I can dig up.
Thanks for the reply hope to find out what they use for hopps
Oh, I just used a stout as an exsample (wish I could spell)
Want to make EdWort's BCB IPA only darker. Think I'll use .25 pound of chocolate, and use a high L crystal like 90.