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!
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
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
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
This stout recipes comes courtesy of Matt Flaherty, an elite ultrarunner. When Flaherty isn't sneaking in a quick 100-mile jaunt, you can find him brewing beer at home and Mt. Brandon stout is one of his preferred post-run libations. It just goes to show, taking inspiration from your other hobbies can make for interesting homebrew recipes!
This nearly opaque imperial stout from Seventh Son Brewing Co. boasts hints of plum, dark cocoa and a pleasing warm alcohol finish. Oubliette may be the french word for dark forgotten dungeon, but you are guaranteed to remember this dark stout.
This dark roasted sweet stout from Crooked Hammock Brewery is heavy in body and color but light in its mouthfeel thanks to rolled oats and lactose, providing an underlying sweetness that is sure to make your dreams come true.
“I like big stouts and I cannot lie!” Exile Brewing Co's mocha stout is brewed with Brazilian coffee beans from their neighbors up the street, Horizon Line. Roasted coffee and chocolate bitterness balance its smooth malty sweetness.
This 6% milk stout is brewed with lactose which imparts a creamy, sweet character to this overall roast-y and dark chocolate-y brew. Boise Brewing uses two different types of chocolate malt plus a touch or roast to get the dark chocolate character.
From Dan Norton of Nortons Brewing Company: "In the 18 years I've been professionally brewing, I've always brewed a beer in honor of each of my 3 kids. They get to name their beer, and tell me what they want it to taste like. My oldest child came up with Don't Poke the Bear, a chocolate imperial milk stout with vanilla."