This is a clone of Mackeson’s XXX. Mackeson’s XXX is a very dark, sweet, full-bodied, slightly roasty ale. Some say it tastes like sweetened espresso.

This homebrew recipe is a perfect session beer since it is low in alcohol, and unlike other stouts, this homebrew is balanced by a nice sweetness.

Notes

Please note the final gravity appears higher than normal due to the lactose addition which is not fermentable sugar. It could be closer to 1.020

Make sure you follow the extract instruction sheet or you will not get the hop bitterness you need.

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 gal 60 min 24.6 IBUs 41.8 SRM 1.042 SG 1.008 SG 4.4 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
Sweet Stout 16 B 1.035 - 1.066 1.01 - 1.022 20 - 40 35 - 200 2 - 2.4 3 - 5.6 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Carafoam 0.5 lbs 7.94
Chocolate Malt (Thomas Fawcett) 0.5 lbs 7.94
Light Dry Extract 1 lbs 15.87
LME Porter (Briess) 3.3 lbs 52.38
Milk Sugar (Lactose) 1 lbs 15.87

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Challenger 1 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 7.5

Miscs

Name Amount Time Use Type
Whirlfloc Tablet 1.00 Items 15 min Boil Fining

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
SafAle English Ale (S-04) DCL Yeast 73% 64°F - 70°F

Notes

Very sweet milk stout. A high finishing gravity of 1.020 to 1.025 is not unusual.

 

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