The unique woody, dry character of the Extra Special Malt makes this stout as dark, dry and crisp as a winter’s night.

Type: Ale

Style: Stout

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: Extract with grain

Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


QuantityIngredientCommentMalt Style
4.5 lbsCBW® Golden Light LME Extract, LME
1 lbExtra Special Malt Roasted, Biscuit
8 ozBlack Malt Roasted, Black
0.25 lbCarapils® Malt Dextrine
8 ozCane SugarBoil 15 minutes 
1 tspIrish MossBoil 15 minutes 
1.5 ozEast Kent Goldings Hops (5% AA)Boil 60 minutes 
1 vialWLP007 Dry English Ale YeastSubstitute WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast 


  1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
  2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
  3. Add extract
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Add bittering hops and bring to a rolling boil
  6. Add cane sugar and Irish Moss as indicated
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Cool to 72ºF
  9. Transfer to primary fermenter
  10. Fill to desired level with cold water
  11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

Primary Fermentation: 7 days at 68ºF

Secondary Fermentation: 7 days at 35ºF

Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition

Original Gravity: 1.039

Final Gravity: 1.008

Alcohol by Weight: 3.2%

Alcohol by Volume: 4.1%

IBU: 26

Color: 50+ SRM