Again from The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing – Charlie Papazian.
Dark Sleep Stout is much heavier, richer and more bittersweet than a Guinness style of dry stout. It is akin to putting a fancy liqueur in your expresso. This homebrewed stout is extremely rich and creamy -a sipping stout that does extremely well with age.
It is a fun stout to taste over a period of time. Note that I don’t use the word “fun” to belittle Dark Sleep; it is every bit a respectable stout.
Ingredients for 5 gallons:
- 6.6 lbs. John Bull plain dark malt extract syrup
- 1 lb. plain dark dried malt extract
- 2 Oz. Northern Brewer hops (boiling): 18 HBU
- 1/2 lb. roasted barley
- 1/2 lb. black patent malt
- 1/2 lb. crystal malt
- 8 tsp. gypsum
- 1-2 pkgs. ale yeast
- 3/4 c. corn sugar or 1 1/4 c. dried malt extract (for bottling)
O.G.: 1060-1064 (15-16)
F.G.: 1024-1028 (6-7)
Add the crushed roasted barley, crystal and black patent malts to 1 1/2 gallons of cold water. Bring to a boil and remove the grains after 5 minutes of boiling. Add the malt extract and boiling hops and continue to boil for 60 minutes. Sparge the hot word into the fermenter and cold water. Pitch the yeast when cool. Bottle when fermentation is complete.
Lip-smacking, black and stout!