Sweet Stout | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Sweet Stout | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Rich and full of roasted flavors complemented with a sweetness from the lactose which adds a creamy body to the beer
  • Includes a single addition of Cascade hops
  • Estimated ABV: 4.6%
  • Estimated IBUs: 37-42
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

A sweet stout uses lactose (milk sugar) to add a silky creamy texture to the body of the beer. This beer is rich and full of roasted flavors complemented with a sweetness from the lactose. Lactose is un-fermentable which adds a creamy body to the beer.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.045-52
  • SRM (Color Range): 36-38
  • IBUs: 37-42
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5-4.8%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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Tammy L B on Dec 3, 2022
A great winter brew
David R on Nov 12, 2020
Something new
Tammy L B on Dec 3, 2022
My wife and I like sweeter stouts and imperial stouts thought I would try it
Don H on Mar 5, 2021
A great winter brew
David R on Nov 12, 2020
Something new
Rich B on Jul 1, 2020
Great reviews
CJ on Jun 11, 2020
Wanted to try a sweet stout and reviews seemed like it might be good.
Chris F on Jun 11, 2020
Perfect Base Stout
Chad Chyreck on Dec 27, 2019
I need to make a coffe stout. I need a base recipe for "sweet" milk stout since this recipe is for my wife and she likes a similar brew at our local brew pub.
Tim C on Nov 19, 2019
I have brewed this kit before, which turned out pretty good. Added Lactose as well as soaked 4oz of Cacao Nibs in Vodka and added to the fermenter.
Garrett C on Oct 16, 2019
I've never brewed with lactose, so this will be new to me.
Kevin G. V on Jul 1, 2019
He loves Stouts and Porters. This sounded interesting
Jennifer Anne J on Dec 7, 2018
I like Imperial Stout low IBU beer
Paul W on Nov 19, 2018
used it before and lovedc
Eric G on Oct 20, 2018
Ill make either chocolate or peanut butter stout.
Roy W on Aug 30, 2018
did this one last winter. tip: let bottles sit for a while, the taste sweetens up with time. (2 extra months)
Joe M on Jun 28, 2018
First one turned out great. Looking to do it again
Henry S on Jun 11, 2018
Like a milk stout
John L on May 9, 2018
My wife and I like sweeter stouts and imperial stouts thought I would try it
Don H on Mar 5, 2021
Something new
Rich B on Jul 1, 2020
What’s the final gravity supposed to be? My OG was 1.054 and final gravity is 1.02 giving me an ABV of 3.9%. It seems off.
Chad Chyreck on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The final gravity is always variable as it always relies on a lot of factors. The Beer Judge Certification Program Style Guide gives a range of 1.012-1.024 and alcohol content from 4%-6%. So you are in the proper range for gravity and alcohol. Your apparent attenuation is low at 63%, but that depends on the yeast strain and it may very well be in the range offered by the manufacturer. Also always good to remember that lactose is unfermentable and therefore will increase your FG at a dependable rate. If you use a stronger yeast, maybe with more nutrient or higher temp, you will likely end up with a slightly dryer beer with the balanced flavor that you want. Cheers!

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Rated 5 out of 5
nice kit, complete (no yeast) but everything else and it was...
real easy, I brewed the first one months ago. I liked it. Bottled some of it up, aged it and then gave a six'r away as a birthday present. He's a BMC guy and he didn't like it (couldn't even figure out what it was). His wife on the other hand loved it (and her friends) go figure. Now they want another batch (or 3)... :-)
July 25, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I'd pay money for this at my local brew pub!
A friend of mine recommended this and he was spot on! Tasty, sweet and with a little bit of hop flavoring. No bitterness. Seems to be getting better as it gets a few weeks of aging on it. I'll definitely be doing this one again!
October 7, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
yah baby
Smooth and yummy....oh la la!!!!!

Added 4 oz cacao nibs for 5 days in secondary....Great..this a wonderful milk stout folks!
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Add some cacao nibs to the secondary
This was my 4th or 5th brew, I added 4 oz of cacao nibs to the secondary for 8 days or so, and it came out great. Really wanted to see how it would be after a few more months, but it just didn't last. Will have to make it again soon and tuck some away on the closet to age
August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
This was my first milk stout kit. I added 2oz. of cold pressed espresso coffee to the secondary. Came out amazing! I want to brew it again and add more espresso and maybe an additional flavor. Highly recommend! Will brew again!
April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
This is Great stuff
I add vanilla bean to the secondary everyone loves it
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Wow...just wow.
Before I started this hobby, my favorite beer was a stout from a Louisiana brewery called Turbodog. This is the closest thing I have had to that. This beer is smooth liquid chocolate goodness.

It is easily my favorite kit that I have done off this site so far.

Only complaint that I have is that I would like more carbonation, but that is mostly attributable to bottle conditioning. I can't wait to taste this off a keg.

The kit is easy, and the beer is great. This is a must brew. I am off to order another....
February 8, 2014