Bigger and more heavily hopped so that it could survive being exported out of England. IPA, right? Not this time. The same story applies to foreign extra stout. Find out how to brew this big stout. Plus: two extra stout recipes.
Looking for a flavorful beer that won’t floor you? Dry stout is a sumptuous session ale. Learn the keys to brewing this style. Just looking for a recipe? Find tons of great Dry Stout Recipes in our stout recipe index.
Imperial Stout, also known as "Russian Imperial Stout" or "Imperial Russian Stout," is a strong dark beer or stout in the style that was brewed in the 18th century. This Imperial Stout, with coffee is by Doug McNair, Redhook Breweries
Foam Ranger Kuyler Doyle was successful again with his “Whopper Stout.” Inspired by that year’s “Fred Tasting” pairing of stouts and chocolate, Kuyler “Figured that malted milk and chocolate from Whoppers in a beer would be a good thing.” However, he was confronted with the issue of the cheap, oily chocolate used in the actual candy. “I substituted Carnation’s malted milk for the Whopper flavor,” states Kuyler. “I used a blend of regular and chocolate flavor malted milk.”
According to Kuyler, much of the malted milk settles on the bottom, but the flavor comes out in the finished product. Doyle credits part of the win to his pairing the beer with Whoppers during judging. (Entrants were encouraged to include samples with the entry.) The malted milk additions are an estimate, since the beer submitted was a “spin-off” of a larger batch.
Homebrewers who attended the 1999 Dixie Cup — The Fred Files — know that “The beer is out there.” Don Sadja relates how he came up with his stupid idea. “I thought: Why not use a great imperial stout recipe as a base and do something stupid like add raspberry flavoring to it.” Apparently not so stupid, as it produced a very drinkable beer!
“This beer is more along the style of a sweet stout. There’s no milk sugar, but we use one pound of fresh raspberries per gallon!”
— Magic Hat head brewer Matt Cohen
A dark ale with enough roasty bitterness to make you take it seriously, but enough sweetness to make it go down easy.
Beer brewed by BYO's Dave Green, which were tasted live by Brad Ring on National Public Radio's daily show "On Point" on Friday, October 1, 2010.
Creamy and malty with notes of dark caramel, chocolate, light molasses and ripe plums. An American stout that truly typifies citrusy hops and black malt.