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!

Russian Imperial Stout

Spokonoy Nochi 13

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William Steimle of Piedmont, CA, member of the The Brewing Network, won a gold medal in Category #13: Stout during the 2015 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in San Diego, CA with the help of Dylan Vaughan & Craig Vilhauer. Steimle’s Stout was chosen as the best among 608 final round entries in the category.Read More

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American Stout

Stout Trousers

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Chris O'Brien is a homebrewer with a mission. As co-owner of Seven Bridges organic brew supplies and author of Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World, O'Brien takes homebrewing to the next level by promoting the use of responsibly cultivated, organic ingredients.

"Making organic homebrew is no different than making regular homebrew," shared O'Brien in his article "Organic Fermentation is Sweeping the Nation" (March/April 2009 Zymurgy). "Just start with fresh, organic ingredients and the rest is the art and science of homebrewing--same as usual. The one big challenege is finding those ingredients."

Of course, if you can't get your hands on strictly organic ingredients, Stout Trousers--a deliciously hoppy American stout--can still be brewed with non-organic substitutes.

Now get out there and save the world one organic homebrew at a time!

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Sweet Stout

Yak & Yeti’s Chai Milk Stout Clone

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This homebrew version of Yak and Yeti's Chai Milk Stout comes from the May/June 2013 issue of Zymurgy magazine. This recipe also won silver for Herb and Spice Beer at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival.

Brewer Chris Kennedy says, "The milk stout base is very milky and chocolatey, and you want to let those characteristics shine through just as strongly as the chai spice. I like to drink the chai stout and not be entirely sure whether the flavors are coming from the chai spices or the milk stout base."

Editor's note: The brewery is now called Spice Trade Brewing and is a stand alone brewery brewing out of Yak & Yeti restaurant in Arvada, CO.

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Dry Stout

Deck-Head Stout

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Featured in Amal Turczyn's book A Year of Beer, this gold medal-winning recipe from Rob Schutte is sure to satisfy all homebrewers, Irish or not. The classic dry-style stout is usually opaque black, with a medium body and medium to high hop bitterness. Enjoy the dark notes, complemented by the dry fruit, coffee and chocolate flavors. A Year of Beer and other great resources for homebrewing is available in the AHA Store, and also don't forget to visit our Beer Recipe Blog for more homebrew recipes!Read More

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American Stout

Addicted Coffee Stout

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This delicious coffee stout was featured in Nathan Watkins article, "Making Great Coffee Beer" in the Sept./Oct. 2012 Zymurgy magazine. Using a blend of French Roast, Sumatra and Ethiopian coffees, Watkins created the perfect beer to wake you up in the morning.

AHA members have instant access to this issue, via the eZymurgy online archive. Not yet a member? Join the American Homebrewers Association today!

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Stout

Triple-X

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Triple-X is featured on page 167 in Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew by Jamil Zainasheff and John J. Palmer.

The use of non-fermentable lactose (milk sugar) instills a pleasant sweetness, which paired with the crystal, pale chocolate, and black patent malts creates a rich, full-bodied ale with substantial coffee and chocolate notes. A restrained level of hops and carbonation further enhance the mouthfeel and sweetness imparted by the lactose.

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Foreign Extra Stout

Caribbean Stout

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Homebrewers Association

Caribbean Stout? You betchya! This lighter-bodied Stout, a sub-category of Foreign Stout, is a sweeter and often more fruity version of the style. These beers make a perfect addition to adventures in the snow or on the beach, your call. This recipe is located in Stout, Volume 10 of Classic Beer Style Series by Michael J. LewisRead More

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Russian Imperial Stout

Rose’s Russian Imperial Stout

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Homebrewers Association

This Russian Imperial Stout earned Dick Van Dyke a gold medal in the 1992 National Homebrew Competition. Expect 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!Read More

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