Annapolis Home Porters  & Stout Kits

Annapolis Home Porters & Stout Kits

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Foreign Extra Stout

Foreign extra stout is a stronger variant of traditional Irish dry stout originally brewed for the tropical regions. The higher alcohol and hopping rates helped the stout survive the long journey to the colonies. Full body but with more malty flavor due to high alcohol content. High hop rate, but no hop flavor or aroma. Slight sourness, sweetness and diacytl is allowable. Low to medium carbonation. May be dry or sweet. Much higher starting gravity than Irish Stout, with a slightly more complex flavor due to high alcohol content.

Style: Stout
ABV: 7.3%
Color: Dark

Pennsylvania-style Porter

Do you like Yuengling Porter? We developed our Pennsylvania Porter recipe in response to the incredible rise in popularity of this historic microbrew. Pennsylvania Porter makes a medium-bodied porter with moderate hop and malt character.  This beer is milder than British-style porter. While this is a great beer all by itself, you can brew Pennsylvania Lager and Pennsylvania Porter to combine them in the glass for authentic Black & Tan. Real Black & Tan flavor is derived from the combination of a lager and an ale, so you must ferment two separate beers to get it right. You can also choose to combine the two beers at bottling time to create Black & Tan in each bottle. 

Style: Classic American Porter
ABV: 5.0%
Color: Brown

Porter (Brown)

Steel Mill Porter is our version of an ordinary porter.  These are moderate beers in body and flavor, with a deep reddish-brown color.  Porter does not have the full thick body that you would find in a stout.  Steel Mill Porter's sweet malt flavors are counterbalanced by roasted malt flavors.  The flavor and aroma of hops are also quite moderate and easy to enjoy.  All of the malt extract, grain, and hops used in this recipe are British imports.

Style: Brown Porter
ABV: 5.0%
Color: Dark Brown

Porter (Coconut)

Matt's hit recipe with lots of toasted coconut.

Style: Robust Porter
ABV: 6.6%
Color: Brown

 

Porter (Honey)

Our "Woodbridge Porter" recipe is a modest brown porter which has benefited from the addition of honey.  The color is deep copper brown, the body is moderately full, and there is a wealth of honey-roasted malt aroma.  The malt aroma is reminiscent of roasted coffee thanks to the exclusive use of chocolate roasted malt for color.  The addition of honey yields complexity to an otherwise straightforward recipe, and also increases the alcohol content and mouthfeel of the beer. Hop flavor and aroma are moderate to low.

Style: Specialty Honey Porter
ABV: 5.8%
Color: Dark Brown

Porter (Ultimate)

Do you like Theakston's Old Peculier? Ultimate Porter is our most popular porter recipe kit, based on a hard-to-find but fantastically good British porter with a funny name.  Ultimate Porter is one of out top 10 best-selling recipe kits.  The color is almost opaque black, like a stout, but Ultimate Porter doesn't have the full thick body of a stout.  The body is medium, and holding the glass up to light reveals beautiful red highlights in the deep black color. Compared to the ordinary porter, Ultimate Porter has more caramel, chocolate, and coffee-like roasted malt flavors. To make it Ultimate, we've added imported Demerara sugar and a highly-refined version of molasses called Black Treacle. This is a truly dark beer that has changed the minds of people who previously though that they didn't like dark beers, because it's strong and full of flavor but not heavy.

Style: Robust Porter
ABV: 6.6%
Color: Brown

Russian Imperial Stout

Very full bodied and quite strong.  Russian Imperial Stout has less hop bitterness than British Imperial Stout.  Legend has it that this style was brewed incredibly strong to survive the cold Russian winter. Russian Imperial Stout's aroma is predominantly malt and roasted malt instead of hops, is concentrates on the delicious flavors of caramel malt, roasted malt, and coffee-like roasted barley.  This beer is at its best after 8-12 weeks of bottle aging, and will continue to improve for months.  There may be too many weak "Imperial Stout" kits on the market, with 6 or 7 pounds of malt extract, but we don't skimp on this one!  Our Russian Imperial Stout recipe kit comes with 11 pounds of malt extract and 2 pounds of specialty grains.

Style: Russian-style Imperial Stout
ABV: 7.4%
Color: Black

Smoked Porter

Our deep rich porter recipe with a hint of smoked flavor from a generous dose of cherry wood smoked malt is a great way to warm up those cold winter months until the sun shines again.

Style: Porter
ABV: 5.6%
Color: Dark Brown

Stout (Chocolate)

Chocolate Stout is similar to classic Irish-style stout, except that the dark grains used in Chocolate Stout include chocolate malt in addition to the roasted barley that's used in Irish Stouts.  As you would expect from a stout, this beer is very dark and full-bodied.  Chocolate malted barley is named for the color of the grain - it's dark brown when it comes out of the kiln.  The resulting flavor is something between chocolate and roasted coffee.  Instead of using chocolate or cocoa powder, which just makes the beer an oily mess, we include a liquor-grade chocolate flavoring extract with this recipe.  This is similar to the process used to make Young's Chocolate Stout.

Style: Chocolate Stout
ABV: 5.3%
Color: Ruby Black

Stout (Cream/Milk)

A full-bodied beer with deep reddish-black color.  Don't expect this stout to taste really sweet, but it is significantly smoother, maltier, and less bitter than Irish stout. The use of lactose (milk sugar) in this recipe makes a very smooth beer, and also means that this isn't a great beer for the lactose intolerant. Lower hop bitterness allows the complex flavors of malt, caramel, and roasted grains to dominate, and a generous portion of raw barley give this beer full body and dense heading characteristics. 

Style: Sweet Cream Stout
ABV: 4.9%
Color: Ruby Black

Stout (Irish)

Do you like Irish Stouts like Guinness or Beamish?  The beer is full-bodied with an almost opaque black color which will show red highlights in strong light.  The flavor and aroma of roasted malts are combined with clean hop bitterness, with no hop flavor or aroma.  The low carbonation level allows it to develop a dense head of foam.  We add a generous portion of raw barley for body and mouthfeel.

Style: Irish-Style Stout
ABV: 5.1%
Color: Ruby Black

Stout (Oatmeal)

Oatmeal stout has an opaque black color and is very full bodied. In addition to raw barley, this beer owes its smooth texture to use of steel-rolled oats. This oatmeal also adds the characteristic flavor of the Oatmeal Stout to the roasted grain flavors and aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt.  Bitterness from hops and roasted grains is moderate, and are secondary to the malt character of the beer.

Style: Oatmeal Stout
ABV: 5.2%
Color: Ruby Black

White House Honey Porter

This American born porter was made famous by being the first craft beer to be brewed in the White House. A dose of honey added to our rich porter recipe gives it a rich aroma and a smooth flavor which is enjoyed by a majority of Americans.

Style: Porter
ABV: 5.7%
Color: Dark Brown