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Bailey's Honey Porter

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Bailey's Honey Porter

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Beer Style: Robust Porter  (12B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 2 US gallons

Robust Porter


Honey porter with a hint of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Very dark -SRM35+; thick, long lasting, lacey head, hearty mouthfeel, ABV bordering on barley wine. One of my best brews. Makes 2 gallons.


  • Crosby & Baker 3lbs Weyerman Pale Ale RBC 6.5, Lovibond 3.0
  • 6.2oz munich malt
  • 3 oz Brewcraft Briess Crystal Malt
  • 3 oz black malt
  • 3 oz chocolate malt
  • .36 oz Northern Brewer 7.2% AA hops
  • 8oz honey
  • .5oz licorice
  • .2oz Cascade
  • Fermentis Safale s-04 dry British Ale Yeast
  • 1/2 c brown sugar

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 2 weeks
Secondary Ferment: 3 weeks in bottles

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.068
Final Gravity: 1.01
Alcohol by Vol: 7.59%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 2.00 US Gallons

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Heat 1.25 gal 30min to 133F, Add 2 qts boiling water to raise temperature to 155 Ffor 45 min. Raise to 158F for 20 min; finish at 167F for 5 minutes, sparge with 3 qts at 170.

Boil for 15 min, add Northern Brewer hops for 57 min, add honey, Cascade hops and licorice for 3 min. Keep 2 qts boiled 70 degree water aside to add after boil as needed.

Cool to 68F. Aerate for 2 minutes, Warm yeast with 90F water till rehydrated and sufficiently multiplied. pitch at 68 degrees, ferment 2 weeks at 70, sanitize approx 20 bottles, add 1/2c brown sugar to wort, then bottle for 3 weeks at 60-68.




review rating
 Reviewed by Greg on Fri Aug 12 2016

Loved the recipe. As a newer brewer, it was easy to follow. However, I'd caution against using the recommended 1/2 cup brown sugar to prime your two gallons. That's about 7 times the recommended carbonation for a porter. I popped my first boutlet open and it exploded, happened twice since, way too much carbonation. That being said, I'm very much looking forward to brewing this again. The few sips that managed to get into the glass were fantastic.

Beware, this is a very high abv brew but it tastes great!