Quantcast

Chocolate-Raspberry Stout

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

barnes

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2007
Messages
47
Reaction score
2
Location
Schaumburg, IL
My girlfriend and I have been to some restaurants that offer Young's Double Chocolate Stout with a shot or so of Lindeman's Framboise in it to give it even more of a "dessert beer" flavor. It's something you wouldn't want after mowing the lawn, but I have to admit that it does taste good with a cake.

So I researched different recipes for a while to see what the best balance would be. Seeing that most people didn't want an overwhelming raspberry or chocolate flavor, I then threw all of the research on the adjuncts out the window.

I found a deal on bulk raspberries -- I can't imagine how expensive they'd be buying from the grocery store. I pureed five pounds... FIVE POUNDS... of raspberries. I put the puree on the stove and added 10 oz of Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa, and stirred it up until it reached 180 degrees. I removed it from the heat, let it sit with the cover on for 30 minutes or so until it had cooled off a bit. Stirred it around to cool it some more.

I added this to directly to the primary on top of the fermented milk stout using a sanitized funnel and scooper -- worried a little bit about oxidation since it was dropping into the beer. This way, however, the yeast would get to work right away on the raspberry sugars and I would only have to transfer for clearing once, hopefully. Fermentation has since started up again -- bubbling quite a bit -- and the krausen is a dark chocolate color.

This beer is either going to be vile... or incredible. We'll see.
 

CBBaron

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 9, 2007
Messages
2,780
Reaction score
21
Location
Cleveland
I'd say it sounds pretty good. I would have used Cocoa at the end of the boil instead of baking chocolate but others have used chocolate with success.
Jamil did a pod cast with a Chocolate Cherry stout that sounded similar. http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/jamil.php check out the Specialty Beer show.

Craig
 
Top