Stout Beer Recipes

Stout is a category of very dark ales with varying levels of roasty-malt qualities. The styles range from easy-drinking and refreshing to huge and viscous. Don’t be afraid of the dark! Learn more about Stout at CraftBeer.com!

Imperial Stout

Black is Beautiful Homebrew Recipe

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By the American Homebrewers Association Black Lives Matter. Black breweries and black beer lovers contribute so much to the craft brewing community and we are all better when all of us are valued, respected, and have equal access to opportunities. We all have much to do ahead to bring awareness to and eradicate systemic racism, but one small step we can all take right now, together, is to support the Black is Beautiful initiative. Imagined by Marcus Baskerville, founder and head brewer at Weathered Souls Brewing in San Antonio, Texas, the Black is Beautiful initiative is a collaborative effort amongst the brewing community and its customers, to bring awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily. Its mission is to bridge the gap that has been around for ages and provide a platform to show that the brewing community is an inclusive place for everyone of any color. In just two short weeks, more than 700 breweries from 50 states and 13 countries have signed on to support the project and brew Black Is Beautiful, a moderately-high ABV stout. AHA Governing Committee member and past Homebrewer of the Year Annie Johnson worked with Baskerville to scale the recipe down to a volume suitable for homebrewers. Learn more at BlackisBeautiful.beer and if you brew the beer be sure to share your story using the official logo and #BlackIsBeautifulBeer hashtag. Read More

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Stout

Liquid Breakfast Maple Stout

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maple stout recipe

This beer recipe is featured in "Homebrew News: Nothing But a Good Time at Brew For Good 2019" by Chip Walton in the September/October 2019 issue of Zymurgy magazine.

Homebrewer Shaun Bader, member of the Primary Fermenters homebrew club in Minnesota, has created breakfast in a glass, bringing together maple and coffee flavors in this stout recipe. The only thing missing is a side of pancakes!

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Sweet Stout

Sweet Stout

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This beer recipe is featured in the May/June 2020 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy online archive and other exclusive member benefits!

Recipe courtesy Tim Taylor. This beer was paired with the dessert Sweet Stout Apple Crisp to win Best Pairing. It was also infused into the dessert’s caramel sauce.

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American Stout

Espresso Stout

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This beer recipe is featured in "A Cuppa Beer: Using Coffee in Your Homebrew" by Matt Lange in the March/April 2010 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy online archive and other exclusive member benefits!

A coffee stout with actual espresso? Sounds like the perfect pick-me-up! This recipe uses a variety of specialty malts and real espresso for a complex, roasty character. For this stout, Lange prefers a standard espresso blend rather than a single-origin espresso.

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Sweet Stout

Toto Stout

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This beer recipe is featured in the March/April 2020 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy online archive and other exclusive member benefits!

The following homebrew recipe was provided by Seung Yob Nah, the winner of the 2019 Daegu Stout Smackdown in Daegu, Korea. Seung Yob was the first two-time best of show champion of this competition. His recipe was brewed by the Daedo Brewing Company and released in November 2019. It’s a classic take on the sweet stout style!

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Stout

WTG? Stout

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This beer recipe is featured in the January/February 2020 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

Recipe courtesy Steve Ruch

Be sure to cold steep the specialty grains cold. Leaving them out at room temperature will turn them sour.

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Russian Imperial Stout

Bourbon Barrel Aged Full Eclipse II

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A silver-medal-winning imperial stout recipe from the 2017 National Homebrew Competition courtesy of brewers Ryan Golden and Matt Warren of Signal Mountain, TN. With help from their club Barley Mob Brewers and BeerSmith, they've created a intricate and delicious recipe sure to warm any cold winter hands.

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American Stout

Rogue Chocolate Stout Clone

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When searching for the perfect holiday ale to brew, this Rogue Chocolate Stout clone begs for your attention. Found in July/August 2009 Zymurgy and created by Amahl Turczyn, this beer has won a laundry list of awards since 2000.

Many chocolate stouts seem to have acidic coffee flavors and end up falling short of real chocolate flavor. However, Rogue's Chocolate Stout is smooth, sweet and velvety, and tastes like a chocolate malted milkshake with slight hoppiness and bittersweet chocolate notes.

The allure of this beer comes down to the chocolate flavors, which makes it enjoyable for both the chocolate and beer lover. The sweet, creamy head gives way to a rich chocolate truffle finish. This beer pairs perfectly with desserts as it's balanced by plenty of roasty flavor and bitterness. We suggest pairing with a chocolate cheesecake, chocolate cream pie or other rich chocolate dessert.

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Sweet Stout

Belgian Dip Chocolate Stout

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This beer recipe is featured in the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

Amahl Turczyn created this recipe based off of Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery's (Boulder, CO) chocolate stout; a staple during their annual Stout Month celebration every February. Expect lots of sweet chocolaty notes from the additions of lactose, dark and sweet chocolates.

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Oatmeal Stout

Sticky Faucet Oatmeal Milk Stout

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Josh Baas of Elk Grove, CA, won a gold medal in Category #13: British & Irish Stout with an Oatmeal Stout during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI, with the help of Jeff Rorison. Baas and Rorison’s British & Irish Stout was chosen as the best among 369 entries in the category. Read More

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Imperial Stout

Four Tsarinas and Two Tsarovich’s Imperial Stout

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Joseph Formanek of Bolingbrook, IL, member of the Urban Knaves of Grain, won a gold medal in Category #15: Imperial Stout during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Formanek’s Imperial Stout was chosen as the best among 226 entries in the category. Read More

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Russian Imperial Stout

Richard’s Brownie Batter Imperial Stout

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Tom Lawrence of San Diego, CA, won a gold medal in Category #25: Spiced Beer with an Imperial Stout with Coconut and Coffee during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI, with the help of Zach Dixon. Lawrence and Dixon’s Spiced Beer, am imperial stout made with coconut and coffee, was chosen as the best among 430 entries in the category. Read More

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