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Chocolate Stout - All-Grain Recipe Kit

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Deep, dark, and rich with a full body and a hint of sweetness reminiscent of lightly sweetened espresso, this chocolate stout is a beer for all. It can serve as a dessert beer, but it's not so sweet that it is only for dessert! With a moderate alcohol level, this beer can be a go-to beer for any occasion. The creamy chocolate flavor will be a big hit for your friends and family, or you can save it for yourself. We won't tell. This recipe has some flexibility- you can add unsweetened cocoa powder (the kind for baking) to the boil, or cocoa nibs to the secondary. Both yield desirable results. Or, for a Double Chocolate Stout, with intense chocolate flavor and aroma, use both! We include the Cacao Nibs, but we DO NOT supply the Cacao Powder. 

All orders containing Liquid Yeast will be shipped with a complimentary ice pack to ensure safe shipping! 

Is this your first Homebrew Beer Recipe Kit? Check out our New to Brewing Guide to see a step by step road-map to brewing your first batch of beer!

Chocolate Stout - All-Grain Recipe Kit Instructions

Style Overview: 
Milk Stouts are a thick bodied style that contains lactose (milk sugar), which adds to the body and sweetness of the beer. Adding fresh cocoa nibs (or even unsweetened cocoa powder) into the secondary fermenter turns a milk stout into a sweet treat- a dessert beer of sorts. We include the Cacao Nibs, but we DO NOT supply the Cacao Powder. 

General Info: 

  • Batch Size: 5 Gallons
  • Mash at 152
  • Est. Original Gravity: 1.055 SG
  • Est. Final Gravity: 1.0120-1.022 SG
  • Est. Alcohol by Volume: 4.2-4.5%
  • Bitterness: 27 IBUs
  • Est. Color: 33.8 SRM

Malts and Adjuncts: 

  • Pale Maris Otter
  • Flaked Barley
  • Caramel 80L
  • Carafa Type 3
  • Chocolate
  • Lactose


  • East Kent Golding Hop Pellets

2 Reviews

  • 5
    Came out awesome sa described.

    Posted by Rui F. on Apr 24th 2019

    Came out awesome sa described.

  • 5
    Great Beer!

    Posted by Eddie J. on May 9th 2017

    Great Tasting beer, friends and family wouldn't stop asking for more. Definitely will order again!