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Blackberry Stout

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Blackberry Stout

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Beer Style: Fruit Beer (20A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Fruit Beer


This stout reaches prime in 4-6 weeks and rapidly deteriorates from there, acquiring a winey flavor as the residual blackberry sweetness erodes. An amateur judge commented, "Good and black. Good mouth feel. Unbelievable finish---seems to last forever! Fruit? I want the recipe. Nice job.


  • 1 can, Mount Mellick Famous Irish Stout extract
  • 3 pounds, M&F dark dry malt extract
  • 4 pounds, frozen blackberries
  • 1 pound, dark crystal malt
  • 1/2 pound, black patent malt
  • 1/2 pound, roasted barley
  • 1-1/2 ounces, Hallertauer hops
  • 1/2 ounce, Fuggles hops
  • ale yeast
  • corn sugar (priming)

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Start grains in brewpot with cool water. Remove when boil commences. Add all malt and Hallertauer hops. Boil 1 hour. Add Fuggles and boil 5 more minutes. Remove from heat. Add thawed blackberries and steep 15 minutes. Cool. Dump whole mess into primary. After a couple rack to secondary, straining out berries.