(Makes 5 gallons) Bubbling Crude, Black Gold, Texas Tea - you may not strike oil in your backyard, but you can make Imperial Stout at home. With a texture and color similar to black crude oil, this monstrous, thick, chewy beer takes a minimum of six months to age out. The foundation of the beer is 12 lbs of malt extract. Then we throw in some Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley and Black Patent malts. Yes, there are two additions of hops in this recipe but you probably will never taste them through all that malt flavor. This is a great beer for sipping in front of the fire. Will age for years, eventually gaining some Port-like flavors.
Estimated Original Gravity:1.081-85
SRM (Color Range: 37
IBU's: 78-82 Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8%
Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.
WLP007 - White Labs Dry English Ale
WY1098 - Wyeast British Ale
IYA01 - Imperial House