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Imperial Double Chocolate Stout

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Imperial Double Chocolate Stout

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Beer Style: American Stout  (13E)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.5 US gallons

American Stout
Beer Color


  • 13 lbs - Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs - Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1 lbs - Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 1.5 oz - Magnum [14.0%] - Boil 90 min (Hops)
  • 16.00 oz - Cocoa Powder, Unsweetend (Boil 16 min) (Misc)
  • 1 pkgs - Safale US-05 (DCL Yeast #US-05) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 90 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.077 (18.6° P)
Final Gravity: 1.017 SG (4.4° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 8.0%
Color SRM: 28.4  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 57.5
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.50 US Gallons

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review rating
 Reviewed by Greg on Sun Aug 2 2015

This is the best beer I have ever tasted! That includes all homebrew and commercial beers. I like a variety of beer styles, but this one is a standout both overall and for its style.

A couple of notes for the would be brewer:
- There will be a huge amount of sediment after the primary ferment - about 4-5cm (1-1.5 inches), so racking into a secondary is a good idea.
- The large amount of grain may exceed the capacity of your lauter-tun, so you may need have an extra container ready during sparging.

I'll definitely be brewing this beer again. It was awesome.

review rating
 Reviewed by NATALINO on Mon Apr 21 2014

No comment given.