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Dark Devil Mild Ale

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darknova306

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Rochester, NY
Recipe Type
All Grain
Yeast
Wyeast 1028 London Ale
Yeast Starter
1 litre
Batch Size (Gallons)
5.5
Original Gravity
1.040
Final Gravity
1.014
Boiling Time (Minutes)
60
IBU
19
Color
26
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
21 days at 65
Tasting Notes
Light coffee aftertaste, chocolate up front. Drinks heavier than it is.
-6.50 lb Maris Otter
-0.50 lb Crystal 60L
-0.50 lb Chocolate Malt
-0.25 lb Carafa III Special

-0.50 oz First Gold pellets (10.5% AA, 60 minutes)

Mash was 15.50 quarts and was 156F for 60 minutes. I sparged it to collect a total of 7 gallons for the boil.

NOTE: My system's extraction efficiency is 75%, so adjust accordingly.

The intention was to make my first attempt at a dark mild ale, as I wanted a dark and flavorful session beer. It came out at 3.8% ABV, with a nice bready chocolate flavor up front, and a light coffee aftertaste. This keg is going really fast.
 

david_42

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Looks nice. Most dark Milds use chocolate or a black malt, using both sounds like you got some additional complexity.
 
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darknova306

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The carafa III added a light coffee note to the aftertaste that works pretty well. Definitely a nice bit of complexity in this one.
 
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