This spiced porter is both roasty and malty. The included spice pack gives the beer a nice holiday twist.
Specialty malts: coffee malt, brown malt, Black Patent, Caramunich®
Featured hops: Brewer's Gold
Other additives: additive pack that includes cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, and sweet orange peel
O.G. = 1.058
F.G. = 1.014
Approximately 5.8% ABV
Approximately 195 Cal / 12 oz
Makes 5 US gallons
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Excellent recipe! No modifications but added alcohol boost, turned out spicy, roasty, and dark. Well worth the purchase.
Great beer. I made several modifications to the mini-mash recipe. First, an extra half pound of chocolate rye malt was added to the mash. Second, 2oz Sumatra coffee and 2oz of organic cacao nibs was added in last 15 minutes of boil. Third, added tincture of cacao nibs and more coffee (2oz of each) soaked in 6oz rye whiskey to secondary for last 4 days. Tincture should be prepared, sealed, and refrigerated for at least a week before adding. Easy beer to make, great finished product.
Very nice and has aged well. The spicing is mild, and the Munich comes through strong.
I made this for the holiday season in 2011. I let it age for about about a month before force carbonating and bottling. Ireally liked it, and ended up giving most of it away as Christmas gifts to friends and neighbors. It received many very positive reviews. The only problem was that by the time everyone got a bottle (or two), I had none left, so I had to order another kit.
I have only brewed about a half dozen beers so far and this one was by far the best. After only being in the bottles 2-3 weeks the taste was nothing special however as time went on this particular beer aged very well. After being in the bottles around 6-8 weeks it tasted superb. I added maybe 1/2 - 1 tsp of cinnamon and clove and it worked very well. I will definitely brew this one again!