2018 Decembeer Exchange - Dec 7 - Sweet Davids Stout

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2018 Decembeer Exchange - Dec 7 - Sweet Davids Stout

Post by sheppard107 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:02 pm

Recipe: Sweet David's Stout
Brewer: Chris Sheppard
Style: Sweet Stout

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.22 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.47 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.75 gal
Estimated OG: 1.056 SG
Estimated Color: 41.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 36.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 73.5 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name %/IBU
8.15 gal Treated Water -
6 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter 60.5 %
1 lbs Chocolate Malt 9.3 %
1 lbs Oats, Flaked 9.3 %
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - Barids Dark 7.0 %
5.0 oz Carafa II 2.9 %
3.0 oz Roasted Barley 1.7 %
0.70 oz Nugget 60 min[14.00 %] 36.8 IBUs
1 lbs Milk Sugar (Lactose) 9.3 %
0.50 tsp Irish Moss -
1.0 pkg SafAle English Ale S-4 -
10.00 ml Clarity Ferm -

Add a tincture made from 5tbsp of Chocolate Macaroon Davids Tea in 200mL vodka at bottling.

Mash @ 152F
Boil 60min
Brew in a Bag
Last edited by sheppard107 on Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
ON TAP: Massively Mosaic APA
BOTTLED: Sweet David's Stout, Foggy Day Barleywine
IN PROGRESS: n/a

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Post by jacinthebox » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:51 am

Loved this...the coconut comes out on the back end.
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Re: 2018 Decembeer Exchange - Dec 7 - Sweet Davids Stout

Post by mdentremont » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:25 pm

Loved this one - the coconut came through quite a bit and I enjoyed every minute of it.

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Re: 2018 Decembeer Exchange - Dec 7 - Sweet Davids Stout

Post by mumblecrunch » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:17 pm

I quite enjoyed this. There's enough roastiness to balance the sweetness and some nice chocolate character. Despite the sweetness it still finished quite dry, in an almost tannic way. There was also something I was tasting that I couldn't place but that I knew should be obvious. Sure enough, upon looking at the recipe, I realized the finish is likely from the tea and the obvious flavor I couldn't name was coconut, which comes through very well considering the fairly small amount used.

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Re: 2018 Decembeer Exchange - Dec 7 - Sweet Davids Stout

Post by Brewnoser » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:32 pm

Unlike Aaron I got coconut from opening the bottle. But I really liked how consistent it was throughout the drink and even as it warmed. Good technique for introducing that flavour without oil. I also really liked how it’s a dark beer but light. Easy to drink. Not sure of alcohol. Will check recipe. But judged as a specialty coconut sweet stout the only thing that takes it from the style is what I like about it. It’s not cloying and goopy. Great job. Image


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Post by PMackie » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:42 pm

This so good, I love coconut and I love stouts. In fact if you don’t mind I might give this one a go myself so I have a full keg to drink!


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Re: 2018 Decembeer Exchange - Dec 7 - Sweet Davids Stout

Post by Halifax_Jeff » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:43 pm

Coconut was coming through big time. I think I'm a little sensitive to it and I found it too much. Got better as it warmed though! Thanks for the beer.


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Post by Buccaneer » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:24 pm

I drank this without knowing what it was, other that what it said on the label. I noticed the coconut right away and I liked it (I'm a huge coconut fan anyway). I don't have much to say because I thought this was great and I drank it too fast. :)

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Post by KB1138 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:19 pm

First impression I thought it was perhaps vanilla you had added, took me a moment to get the coconut. Had to look at the recipe to confirm. Not personally a fan of coconut, but it does meld into this beer quite well. Some sweetness and chocolate flavours, and a hint of coffee roast. Well made beer
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Post by LiverDance » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:46 pm

Having this one now, and really enjoying it. Great body without being overly sweet or thick. Tea is a nice addition and makes this beer standout
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Re: 2018 Decembeer Exchange - Dec 7 - Sweet Davids Stout

Post by danlatimer » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:56 pm

Amazing beer, you've inspired me to try to make a coconut stout.

Just looking at the recipe now, thought I tasted lactose

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Re: 2018 Decembeer Exchange - Dec 7 - Sweet Davids Stout

Post by jmacdonald » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:54 am

Loved this beer. Great mouthfeel, well rounded, did not take me long to make it disappear. Wish there was more!

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Re: 2018 Decembeer Exchange - Dec 7 - Sweet Davids Stout

Post by sheppard107 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:22 am

Thanks to everyone for the feedback. I’ve made this recipe a few times now, both ‘plain’ and with various teas (my wife is a David’s Tea fanatic, so I just raid the cupboard at brewing time). The actual astringent tea character came through more in this batch that in previous versions for some reason. And I definitely get an alcoholic ‘bite’ at the end, likely due to a lower than expected OG in combination with that slug of vodka. But I'm my own worst critic; glad everyone enjoyed it.
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Re: 2018 Decembeer Exchange - Dec 7 - Sweet Davids Stout

Post by amartin » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:18 pm

Behind a few days still, both on drinking and posting. I should keep notes. I liked this, and I wasn’t really expecting to, since I’ve never been a huge fan of sweet stouts. I thought the coconut was a good addition.


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Re: 2018 Decembeer Exchange - Dec 7 - Sweet Davids Stout

Post by Ruby » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:54 pm

A beautifully dark and mysterious ale. Lots of roasted coconut and chocolate flavours in what has accurately been described before as a dark beer with a light feel. I wonder what it might taste like aged in a rum or bourbon barrel? The sweetness wasn't too pronounced as in other sweet stouts, which was a bonus for me. Very tasty.

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