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Gimme a Lil' Kiss Chocolate Milk Stout

Gimme a Lil' Kiss Chocolate Milk Stout

Sweet Stout : Extract : 3.5 gal

Hawkeye

My entry in the family Christmas Stout Contest; Hershey's Kisses in the boil, cocoa nibs and vanilla beans in the 2ndry.

September 8, 2013 at 07:01pm

4.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (Extract3.5 gal)

  • .1 lbs American Black Patent

    American Black Patent

    Provides color and sharp flavor in stouts and porters.

  • .5 lbs Weyermann Carafa® III; Weyermann

    Weyermann Carafa® III; Weyermann

    Carafa I, II and III also are available de-husked. Adds aroma, color and body.

  • .5 lbs Crystal Malt 120°L

    Crystal Malt 120°L

    Pronounced caramel flavor and a red color. For stouts, porters and black beers.

  • .3 lbs Roasted Barley; Briess

    Roasted Barley; Briess

    Intensely bitter coffee flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • Use 3-7% for coffee flavor in Porter and Stout • Use 2-5% in Nut Brown Ales. • Use Chocolate Malt or Black Malt in combination with Roasted Barley to obtain desired color. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 6-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • .4 lbs Special B - Caramel malt; Dingemans

    Special B - Caramel malt; Dingemans

    The darkest of the Belgian crystal malts, Dingemans Special B will impart a heavy caramel taste and is often credited with the raisin-like flavors of some Belgian Abbey ales. Larger percentages (greater than 5%) will contribute a dark brown-black color and fuller body.

  • 3.3 lbs CBW® Traditional Dark Liquid (Malt Extract); Briess

    CBW® Traditional Dark Liquid (Malt Extract); Briess

    Sweet, intense malty flavor. Characteristics & Applications: • CBW® Traditional Dark is a liquid, 100% pure malted barley extract made from a blend of 100% Briess malts and water. • CBW® Traditional Dark can be used in the production of many extract beer styles and to adjust the color, flavor and gravity of all grain beers. • Advantages of using extract in a brewhouse include: o Save time. o Increase capacity/boost productivity. o Extends the brew size by adding malt solids to the wort. o Boost gravity. o Adjust color. o Improve body and head retention. • Briess Malt & Ingredients Company is the only vertically integrated malting company in North America. That means we make our pure malt extracts from our own malt so you are assured of receiving only the fullest flavored, freshest, pure malt extracts for top brewhouse performance. • Many styles of extract beer, and to adjust the color, flavor and gravity of all grain beers. • Use in the production of Red and Amber Beers, Oktoberfest, Bock beer, Doppelbock, brown ales and other dark colored beers.

  • .75 lbs Lactose

    Lactose

    Adds sweetness and body. Use in sweet or milk stouts.

  • 1 oz East Kent Goldings - 5.0 AA% whole; boiled 60 min

    East Kent Goldings

    Mild, slightly flowery.

  • 1 ea Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - at 15 minutes out (omitted from calculations)

    Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss)

    Enhanced Irish Moss in convenient tablet form

  • 8 oz Chocolate (dark) - in Secondary (omitted from calculations)

    Chocolate (dark)

    A general term for chocolates containing 15% to 35% chocolate liquor and less than 12% milk solids. Straight from the grinding mill with ingredients like cocoa butter, sugar and vanilla added to make it palatable. It has a deep to moderate chocolate flavor, ranging from fruity to earthy, with minimal dairy or milk flavor. Bean blend determines flavor more than milk ingredients.

  • White Labs WLP004 Irish Stout

    White Labs WLP004 Irish Stout

    This is the yeast from one of the oldest stout producing breweries in the world. It produces a slight hint of diacetyl, balanced by a light frui|iness and slight dry crispness. Great for Irish ales, stouts, porters, browns, reds and a very interesting pal

Notes

My entry in the family Christmas Stout Contest: Dark Hershey's Kisses in the boil, cocoa nibs in the 2ndry.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 13 - Stout

Subcategory: B - Sweet Stout

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.052 1.044 - 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.017 1.012 - 1.024
Color: 35.6 SRM 30 - 40
Alcohol: 4.5% ABV 4.00% - 6.00%
Bitterness: 28.4 IBU 20.00 - 40.00

Discussion

Hawkeye

WINNER of the Family Chocolate Stout contest!

2013-12-07 12:35pm

A narrow winner judged by the "adults" to have best taste and drinkability. Aroma is subtle. Pour is surprisingly clear, dark mahogany, with a toasty brown head that lingers fairly long. The mouthfeel is much thinner than I expected, but smooth and silky. Nice subtle chocolate overtones - a bit malty with no real hops tone at all. Very gulpable.

Hawkeye

Silky gulper with age

2014-01-08 1:02pm

The last (and I must say the best) bottle is gone. This little beauty shaped up to be a very smooth, gulpable act. The cocoa aroma wasn't what I'd thought it would be - significantly weaker. But it's a real pleasant "flavor beer" that suits the holidays.

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