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Rose’s Russian Imperial Stout

This Russian Imperial Stout has a deep rich flavor, color, and aroma. A huge malt factor balances well with lots of hops and the adjunct flavors of licorice and molasses all mingle together nicely. This strong tasty beer will be perfect to enjoy during the winter months. Cheers!

Rose’s Russian Imperial Stout | Russian Imperial Stout

Ingredients

  • For 5 gallons (19 L)
  • 6.67 pounds Northwestern dark malt extract
    5 pounds six-row malt
    2 pounds 90 ºL crystal malt
    1 pound black patent malt
    1 pound chocolate malt
    1 pound Munich malt
    .25 pound wheat malt
    5.5 ounces Eroica hops, 10.6% AA (60 minutes)
    1 ounce Chinook hops, 11.3% AA (60 minutes)
    1 ounce Kent Goldings hops, 4.7% AA (45 minutes)
    1 ounce Cascade hops, 4.9% AA (45 minutes)
    1 ounce Fuggles hops, 4.5% AA (45 minutes)
    1 ounce Chinook hops, 10.8% AA (45 minutes)
    1 ounce Kent Goldings hops, 4.8% AA (30 minutes)
    .75 ounce Cascade hops, 4.9% AA (30 minutes)
    1 ounce Kent Goldings hops, 4.7% AA (10 minutes)
    1 ounce Fuggles hops, 3.4% AA (10 minutes)
    1 cup molasses
    1 inch licorice stick
    2 packages Red Star champagne yeast
    .67 cup corn sugar (to prime)

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.107
    • Final Gravity: 1.047
    • ABV: 7.8%
    • IBU: n/a
    • SRM: n/a
    • Boil Time: 60 minutes
    • Efficiency: n/a
    • Pre-boil Volume: n/a
    • Pre-boil Gravity: n/a

    Directions

    • Mash all grains at 130 ºF for 30 minutes.  Raise temperature to 150 ºF for 60 minutes and then 156 ºF for 30 minutes.
    • Primary fermentation:3 days at 65 ºF in plastic
    • Secondary fermentation:6 days at 63 ºF in glass
    • Tertiary fermentation:28 days at 63 ºF in glass

    Judges Comments

    "Molasses, licorice, roasted malt.  Very nice beer.  Well-made imperial stout."