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American Porter and Stout - Imperial Stout


An intensely-flavored, big, dark ale with a wide range of flavor balances and regional interpretations. Roasty-burnt malt with deep dark or dried fruit flavors, and a warming, bittersweet finish. Despite the intense flavors, the components need to meld to

Flavor Profile: Rich, deep, complex and frequently quite intense, with variable amounts of roasted malt/grains, maltiness, fruity esters, hop bitterness and flavor, and alcohol. Medium to aggressively high bitterness. Medium-low to high hop flavor (any variety). Moderate

Ingredients: Well-modified pale malt, with generous quantities of roasted malts and/or grain. May have a complex grain bill using virtually any variety of malt. Any type of hops may be used. American or English ale yeast.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 Imperial Stout Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
05 TINY DARK ATOMS
500 L 14.25% 34.61 1.155 1.046
All Grain 10739
Abraxas clone
5.5 gal 14.11% 99.33 1.130 1.039
All Grain 9005
Canadian Breakfast Stout
5 gal 8.76% 63.34 1.085 1.019
All Grain 7057
American Imperial Stout
5.5 gal 11.37% 113.09 1.115 1.028
All Grain 6944
Imperial Stout BIAB
5.75 gal 9.51% 80.77 1.094 1.021
All Grain 6245
American Imperial Stout I - Beer
33 L 9.01% 74.3 1.083 1.014
All Grain 4424
Founders CBS
5 gal 11.04% 54.14 1.107 1.023
All Grain 4362
OLD WORLD RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT CLONE Braumeister 20L
21 L 9.5% 78.69 1.087 1.014
BIAB 4177
Adjunct Imperial Stout v4
20 L 17.55% 67.64 1.160 1.054
BIAB 3748
Beer Geek Vanilla Shake
19 L 9.79% 95.51 1.108 1.034
All Grain 3431

Newest Imperial Stout Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Raprasiò I (Riptide)
5 L 8.43% 98.81 1.076 1.012
BIAB 6
Chocolate Covered Cherry Imperial
93 gal 9.46% 50.56 1.096 1.024
All Grain 7
Do You Want S’More
5 gal 7.93% 0 1.075 1.014
extract 73
Euron B'Stout
3.1 gal 8.87% 69.84 1.084 1.021
BIAB 104
choco imperial stou 100 litros
100 L 7.27% 20.97 1.074 1.019
extract 24
Dragon's Milks
5.5 gal 8.96% 55.23 1.083 1.015
All Grain 24
Moist Pastry Stout
5.5 gal 10% 33.58 1.111 1.035
All Grain 27
Imperial Stout
12 L 11.31% 76.24 1.105 1.019
BIAB 116
Possibilities of an impossible Existence (v3)
21 L 9.13% 0 1.084 1.014
All Grain 22
BA Stout
220 gal 8.98% 23.19 1.091 1.023
All Grain 27

Fermentables Used In Imperial Stout Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
Flaked Oats 1,172 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 8% 1% - 100%
American - Chocolate 1,012 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 5% 0% - 61%
American - Roasted Barley 972 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 4% 0% - 77%
US - Pale 2-Row 876 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 63% 4% - 100%
United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale 632 United Kingdom Grain base malt 3.75°L
38 58% 2% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 572 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 4% 0% - 23%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 371 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 5% 0% - 42%
United Kingdom - Roasted Barley 343 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 550°L
29 4% 0% - 16%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 335 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 5% 1% - 23%
Belgian - Special B 325 Belgian Grain roasted malt 115°L
34 4% 1% - 17%

Hops Used In Imperial Stout Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Magnum 471 15 56% 2% - 100%
Columbus 312 15 45% 4% - 100%
Willamette 301 4.5 36% 2% - 100%
East Kent Goldings 297 5 37% 7% - 100%
Cascade 279 7 36% 5% - 100%
Nugget 266 14 44% 6% - 100%
Centennial 251 10 33% 1% - 100%
Chinook 232 13 37% 2% - 100%
Northern Brewer 200 7.8 35% 5% - 100%
Fuggles 186 4.5 38% 2% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In Imperial Stout Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Chocolate 51 American Grain roasted malt 350°L
29 29% 7% - 100%
American - Roasted Barley 44 American Grain roasted malt 300°L
33 24% 7% - 70%
American - Caramel / Crystal 120L 25 American Grain crystal malt 120°L
33 25% 1% - 100%
American - Black Malt 24 American Grain roasted malt 500°L
28 20% 4% - 50%
United Kingdom - Black Patent 19 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 525°L
27 18% 5% - 40%
United Kingdom - Chocolate 17 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 425°L
34 24% 9% - 50%
Flaked Oats 15 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 24% 3% - 100%
United Kingdom - Roasted Barley 15 United Kingdom Grain roasted malt 550°L
29 28% 8% - 50%
American - Caramel / Crystal 40L 13 American Grain crystal malt 40°L
34 31% 13% - 44%
Caramel / Crystal 60L 10 Grain crystal malt 60°L
34 36% 13% - 100%

Yeasts Used In Imperial Stout Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 511 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 241 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 188 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 151 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
Imperial Yeast - A10 Darkness 99 Imperial Yeast Ale Medium 71% 62°F 72°F
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast 93 Danstar Ale Med-High High 77% 57°F 70°F
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007 89 White Labs Ale Med-High Med-High 75% 65°F 70°F
Wyeast - London Ale 1028 56 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - San Diego Super Yeast WLP090 56 White Labs Ale High Med-High 79.5% 65°F 68°F
Mangrove Jack - New World Strong Ale M42 55 Mangrove Jack Ale n/a High 79.5% 61°F 72°F

Other Ingredients Used In Imperial Stout Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 304 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 165 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 154 Fining Mash 53% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 137 Water Agt Mash 16% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 114 Water Agt Mash 8% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 101 Fining Boil 49% 0% - 100%
Chalk 89 Water Agt Mash 20% 0% - 89%
Lactic acid 83 Water Agt Mash 69% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 62 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 100%
Vanilla Bean 62 Spice Primary 43% 0% - 100%

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