Raw Kveik Stout

I am very sorry for neglecting my blog, but work/study load and family have left me with very little time.

So a Merry Christmas to you all, from my day at Hell School, whilst my students are watching the British Cristmas classic, The Snowman(1982).

This beer was brewed using a few strange methods, no boil not being all that strange.

I added freshly cut banana leaf to the mash tun to help with filtering, I mash hopped AND I mash spiced it.

Appearance; classic stout shade of jet black with a tan head, which dissipates quickly but reforms without too much swirling of the glass.

Aroma; cocoa, coffee, milk chocolate and stone fruit with undertones of cinnamon and nutmeg. A faint hint of butterscotch. No clove comes through. A suggested memory of peanut skin. When warmer a touch of clove comes through.

Flavour; mouthfeel is full and creamy smooth, but with enough carbonation to lift from the palate. Starts a little peppery with cinnamon and nutmeg coming through much stronger than they did when the beer was young. Damsons and raisins with a light dusting of dark chocolate. Very smooth roast profile. If a beer could taste of a colour, this would be charcoal grey. Whilst not what I was aiming for, this beer was a very pleasant experiment. 10 out of 10 pleasants. Despite lack of firm bitterness the beer does not come over as too sweet at all.

My mother-in-law wants me to teach her to brew this beer.

Recipe

OG 1.080

FG 1.015

47% Weyermann pale

4.4% each TF Red Crystal and Crystal 60

2.6% each chocolate malt and roasted wheat

13% flaked oats

26% Weyermann Vienna

25gr Columbus pellets in the mash along with 2 cinnamon sticks, 1/4 teaspoon og grated nutmeg and 2 cloves.

Kveik; Terje of Larsblog fame

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