bulldog limited edition chocolate stout

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Re: bulldog limited edition chocolate stout

Postby Sqrson » Wed Dec 10, 2014 20:52

what was your FG guys? mine seems to finish/stuck at 1020.. Seems quite far off the 1008 target

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Re: bulldog limited edition chocolate stout

Postby linf » Fri Dec 12, 2014 21:07

I think mine finished at around 1018,which seems a bit high but I did leave it for long enough and it began at close to 1070 with my extras.
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Re: bulldog limited edition chocolate stout

Postby stan » Fri Dec 12, 2014 21:18

mine started at 1056 finished at 1013 :thumb:

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Re: bulldog limited edition chocolate stout

Postby robwalker » Fri Dec 12, 2014 21:39

I tried a bottle of this courtesy of Stan during the bottle swap, so thought I would post my opinions. I'm not sure if the kit will still be available soon so might be irrelevant, but hey, I got nothing to do tonight! whee.

As with all bulldog beers, it's a very good quality kit beer. The beer itself was delicious, and tasted like a good porter, but lacked a little in roast and chocolate flavours that are so easy to come by via steeping chocolate malt and roasted barley. For anyone wanting to brew this, I'd suggest bunging 100g-200g chocolate malt into 5L cold water overnight, then straining it off in the morning into the brew, sanitizing with kettle water.

It's also not something I'm sure I would want 40 pints of - maybe 15. It has a unique flavour that's good, but more of a special treat beer than a regular drinker. For that reason, I'd happily split this kit with someone, but probably wouldn't brew the lot myself. Of course, it's a 2 can kit, so that's easily done!

I couldn't comment on the head retention because mine wasn't great but I don't know how long it had conditioned for, but I will say that I found the off flavours low to non existent, maybe due to Stan's brewing method, or the overall quality of the beer. I hope the latter!

It's a tasty beer and I certainly wouldn't turn my nose up at it. Stan certainly made the most of it by swapping me one because it's a specialist brew and one I would bore of in time, but I think it would be great for special occasions and group drinking. For a brief shining moment, it was like visiting a craft beer bar in my own home. :)

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Re: bulldog limited edition chocolate stout

Postby linf » Sat Dec 13, 2014 20:07

Unless they've changed it Rob it comes in one big poly pouch.
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