Decembeer 2019 Beer Exchange - Dec 17th. Tonka Bean Stout

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Decembeer 2019 Beer Exchange - Dec 17th. Tonka Bean Stout

Post by wader98 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:57 am

Oatmeal Stout

Batch Volume: 4.5 G
OG: 1.054
FG: 1.022
ABV: 5.0%

Grain
Maris Otter 5.85 lb (62%)
Flaked Oats - 0.85 lb (9%)
Victory Malt - 0.65 lb (7%)
Pale Chocolate Malt - 0.55 lb (6%)
Flaked Barley - 0.45 lb (5%)
Black Barley - 0.45 lb (5%)
Caramel/Crystal 80 - US 0.45 lb (5%)
Chocolate Malt 0.15 lb (2%)


Mash @ 156F
Boil 60 mins

Hops
Willamette (IBU: 30.0) 1.65 oz Pellet - Boil 60 min

Yeast
Wyeast 1450, Denny’s Favorite 50

Ferment at 64F - 21 days

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20 tonka beans crushed, made into tincture with whisley and added during kegging.

I went a little overboard on the flavoring with the beans. I added a tincture of 10, tasted and added another 10..not realizing it would take a little while for the flavor to take effect.

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Post by LiverDance » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:39 pm

Lots of flavour from the beans in this one. Reminded me of cardamom. Thanks!


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"Twenty years ago — a time, by the way, that hops such as Simcoe and Citra were already being developed, but weren’t about to find immediate popularity — there wasn’t a brewer on earth who would have gone to the annual Hop Growers of American convention and said, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.” - Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations John Mallet on the scent of their popular Hopslam.

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Post by PMackie » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:28 pm

This was interesting. Well made beer, no real flaws. Not sure I am a fan of Tonka Beans or not. They are odd. Thanks for the beer!
Kegged: One Brown Eye Brown Ale, Cadbeery Milk Chocolate Stout, CocoNUTS on an Island
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Post by CartoonCod » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:36 pm

Really fun to try. There was lots of flavour from the beans. Thanks!

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Post by mumblecrunch » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:30 pm

I think this is only the second time I’ve had tonka beans in a beer and I quite enjoyed the aroma and flavor they brought. The base beer is what I like in a stout as well. I feel like there was a fair amount of diacetyl going on, which got to be a little distracting as it warmed, but not enough to keep my from finishing it.


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Post by GCR » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:18 pm

First time trying/hearing about tonka beans in any form. Interesting aroma... kinda reminded me a little of gingerbread somehow? Agree with cardamom comment as well.

Nice balance with the grain and hops - some umami taste to the beer - a taste I couldnt quite put my finger one, but not in an unpleasant way. It was a little low in carb for me with a slightly thin mouthfeel. Thanks for the share!

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Post by amartin » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:40 pm

Ha, I never would have thought of doing this. For starters, I’ve never heard of tonka beans. I liked it, this was a good idea. I agree that it tastes a little thin for a beer finishing at 22, but that’s my only complaint.


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Post by darciandjenn » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:24 am

Agree with the other comments - it was a bit on the thin side - but otherwise a nicely made beer and the tonka beans really brought something interesting to it. I got a bit of a snicker-doodle vibe. Tasty brew, thanks for sharing :)

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Post by mdentremont » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:09 am

At least this didn't happen on Christmas day Image

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Post by wader98 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:30 am

mdentremont wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:09 am
At least this didn't happen on Christmas day Image
Not saying I like seeing beer dropped but I’m hoping this wasn’t a bottle bomb or anything on my part.

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Post by mdentremont » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:39 am

No, it was a me trying to hold too many things at once. I took a tiny sip from a glass-free puddle, and it seemed to be quite tasty, thought it had a nice gingerbread taste to it, but that could have been whatever was on the floor haha.

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Post by GCR » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:10 pm

mdentremont wrote:No, it was a me trying to hold too many things at once. I took a tiny sip from a glass-free puddle, and it seemed to be quite tasty, thought it had a nice gingerbread taste to it, but that could have been whatever was on the floor haha.
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Post by jmacdonald » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:29 pm

Quite enjoyed this one on Christmas day after the cyclone of activity was over with the kids. Was getting some sort of spice with it, was thinking cinnamon. First that i have also heard of tonka beans. Thanks!

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Post by Buccaneer » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:05 pm

I tried to get through this, but the tonka beans did not agree with me at all. No fault of the beer :)

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