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A10 Darkness - Imperial Organic Yeast

A10 Darkness - Imperial Organic Yeast

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A10 Darkness is exemplary for use in stouts, porters, browns, as wells as amber ales. Its unique character pairs perfectly with roasted and caramel malts. Due to it’s alcohol tolerant nature, this strain will also work well in high gravity beers.

  • Temp: 62-72°F, 17-22°C
  • Flocculation: Medium
  • Attenuation: 71-75%
  • Cell Count: 200 Billion

White Labs Equivalent: Irish Ale – WLP004
Wyeast Equivalent: Irish – WY1084

Usage Instructions:
  • ​Store refrigerated until ready to pitch
  • Shake and kneed pouch to homogenize slurry
  • Sanitize the sealed pouch
  • Open and pitch entire contents into well-aerated wort

Please Note: For best results we Always recommend ordering an Ice Pack with your liquid yeast. Ice Packs can be found below in the "You might Also Need" section.


Item # IYA10
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 0.37LBS
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200 billion cells! This brand of yeast is awesome!!
JAMES K on Dec 12, 2018
Trying this year out for my Porter
Scott B on Oct 30, 2018
200 billion cells! This brand of yeast is awesome!!
JAMES K on Dec 12, 2018
first time using this yeast
Donnie F on Nov 17, 2018
Trying this year out for my Porter
Scott B on Oct 30, 2018
Very reliable yeast for porters.
Ronald W on Oct 17, 2018
I love all Imperial Organic Yeast. It kicks off super quick and it rips through fermentation.
Alexander S on Sep 14, 2018
Milk stout
Ralph S on Sep 5, 2018
Seems to go with the recipe
Donald W on Aug 17, 2018
It's not available at my LHBS.
karl h on Aug 15, 2018
Friend recommendation plus heard about it on Brulosophy podcast
David N on Aug 9, 2018
brewing a stout
Kevin D on Aug 2, 2018
like it
A.J. B on Jul 30, 2018
I have used this for a chocolate stout in the past. Fantastic!
Gregory F on Jun 6, 2018
Brewing a stout
Luis A on May 28, 2018
because it makes delicious beer
Paul A on May 17, 2018
Great results with other Imperial yeas products.
Timothy J. M on Feb 23, 2018
I have been hearing great things about this yeast, wanted to try it...
Phillip P on Feb 20, 2018
first time using this yeast
Donnie F on Nov 17, 2018
Very reliable yeast for porters.
Ronald W on Oct 17, 2018

4.5 / 5.0
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The yeast was inactive, no fermentation at all. I had to use another brand. This was very unfortunate as I was looking forward to trying it
November 13, 2018
1 month ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hello Kevin - This is quite the anomaly, we use Imperial a lot with great success. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
November 16, 2018
Zach R Staff
Used a starter. Low fermentation temperature made a very clean and delicious porter.
October 5, 2018
9 months ago
Great flavor but higher attenuation than specified
Made a 1/2-BBL batch of porter wort @ 1.062 OG.. Divided into three 5-gal fermenters, each with a different brand of yeast (Imperial, Giga, Mangrove). Each yeast chosen was "medium" attenuation, with theoretical finish of 1.018 (based on mash temps and attenuation). As predicted, one yeast stopped at 1.020, the other at 1.018. But the Imperial went down to 1.009, which would be considered high attenuation. All 3 fermenters were identical, side-by-side, and same duration in secondary.

I would rate 3 stars for the average home brewer, but I'll give it a 4 star since the flavor was great and I can compensate for the attenuation factor if I ever use it again.
July 6, 2018
11 months ago
It is a monster of a yeast, loved it
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June 10, 2018
6 months ago
Rock Solid
I pitched this into a dry irish stout that will later have some cold brew coffee added. It went from 1.046 to 1.011 in less than 3 days and dropped clear by day 5 (fermented at 67). Crazy fast fermentation and super clear beer really quickly. I am super impressed and will def use this again!
June 4, 2018
6 months ago
Great Fermenter
Used it both for a robust porter and an imperial stout (11% ABV). In the robust porter it had a good fermentation but I used it without a starter. For the imperial stout I bumped it up twice in a starter and it fermented like hell in the primary. (Lost about 0.75 gal of beer from the blowoff being so strong - started with 5.5gal in a 6.5gal carboy) Flavor is generally clean, dry, with a little English character. Will definitely use again.
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April 23, 2018
I used this on my first oatmeal stout. With no starter this started fermenting within a few hours. I plan to use Imperial on my next brew to avoid the hassle of a starter.
February 7, 2018
11 months ago
Works very nice for stouts. Use a blowoff if you make a starter. It will blow up.
February 2, 2018
11 months ago
Seriously...Fermentation began (no starter) about 8 hours after I pitched. Very active for 3-4 days and settled out nicely. Used this on a high gravity hoppy imperial porter. nice fit.
Used again on an Oatmeal Stout with the same results.
January 25, 2018
11 months ago
good yeast, clean fermentation, but i dont get the same flavor profile as irish ale white labs does. but i still enjoy it.
January 23, 2018
11 months ago