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Imperial Stout - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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(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 or yeast. 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


Item # KIT185
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 19LBS
ABV %8
Beer StyleStout & Porter
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessVery High (71ibu+)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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I got it before and it is amazing
Andy H on Mar 4, 2018
Good price with good reviews. Free shipping over $49.99
Jerry Mansfield on Feb 6, 2018
I got it before and it is amazing
Andy H on Mar 4, 2018
Love stouts Guinness especially
Raymond V on Mar 1, 2018
Good price with good reviews. Free shipping over $49.99
Jerry Mansfield on Feb 6, 2018
Brewed it before and love it
Curtis B on Jan 15, 2018
Love stouts Guinness especially
Raymond V on Mar 1, 2018
Brewed it before and love it
Curtis B on Jan 15, 2018
I love Imperial Stouts...but 8% seems way low. Is there anything to boost this kit to 9-10% abv?
John Coughlin on Aug 17, 2018

4.6 / 5.0
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Excellent stout
This is a great stout kit!
March 8, 2018
8 months ago
Too thin for an imperial stout
This stout comes out really thin. Not impressed at all. Brewed 15 gallons to put in a bourbon barrel to age and wished I had known it was going to turn out like this. Buy some dark lme to boost it up a bit.
February 19, 2018
7 months ago
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March 9, 2018
David W Staff
One of my favorites. Takes about 6 months to ferment in the bottle. I age another year then start opening. I have some that are 2 years old, keeps getting better and better.
January 26, 2018
7 months ago
Surprisingly good
My last Imperial Stout was a homemade all-grain recipe. I got lazy on the next one and went with this extract kit. With an otherwise high grain bill, extract is much easier in my setup. I added cocoa nibs, chili pepper, oak and bourbon, so can't comment on the taste of the kit by itself. But it made a great base and tasters say the result is better than my all grain batch which had the same additives.
January 24, 2018
7 months ago
It's good, but...
I've made this one twice, once with S-04, and once with US-05 yeast. Much better with of 05. My only complaint is, it's not dark enough!
November 16, 2017
My favorite aging beer, above all
This is the one I most want to keep for myself. It is stout-dark all the way and very bitter too, but neither in an unbalanced or bad way. I love that bitterness--it is totally by design and I'd have it no other way. I have bottles that are 9 months now, and it's the best bottle under my roof. My fav. beer is a pale ale, and on the dark side, this stout is #2, easy. I also find it is a worthwhile product as an extract batch, maybe no need to do all grain if you are meticulous and patient. I'm so happy with it that I will probably do it as extract again. *BTW, if you age this in secondary, (mine sat 2 months in cool-temp secondary) you absolutely need to add yeast at bottling. I used about 10g of the 11g S-04 dry yeast pack at bottling.
December 4, 2016
A Stout lovers dream
This is one that just keeps getting better!
This "Black Gold" is wonderful.., but it is not for the faint of hart. It has a bold taste that will linger for a wile on the pallet. The head is creamy and last for ever (or at least till you have your last sip). Aging is the key. You can enjoy it young, but patience is worth it. I just found several bottles that I had stashed and forgotten about over a year ago, I do not share these!
October 13, 2016
Loved This stout
This was the second stout I have ever brewed. I added 1 pound of organic chocolate nibs during secondary fermetation for a few weeks, I also added 1/2 pound of cocoa powder. A really smooth stout. Next time I will be adding a touch of milk sugar and some expresso. Everyone loved this brew it went rather quickly !
July 5, 2015
great stout
I brewed this using the best of both worlds yeast with great results. I first brewed shallow grave porter and then dumped the stout on the yeast cake. I leave it go for three weeks than bottle in liter bottles. I also bottle some 12oz bottles to test each month for the next 9 months to a year. This beer and both the porter are amazing. Cannot say which I like better
June 13, 2015
Brewed this, aged it for a few weeks in a bourbon barrel and then into the keg to age for 6 months. So far everyone has loved it (maybe a little too much). My wife says it is the best beer I have ever made. This makes a perfect winter brew. This next batch will hopefully age a year. The alcohol was still a little forward although mine did come out on the high end (8.5%)
October 15, 2014