Note: This article may be occasionally updated after I drink one of them (and get a new picture).
Dwarven mushroom stout, 1 gallon (1-26 to 2-23): Just a one gallon test batch, my mashing was horrible (do to attempting to use an electric roaster to keep the temps), and it finished extremely sweet. That being said, I think it was a fairly good example of what a stout should be--malty bitterness, big body, and enough sweetness to balance the bitter. I do think it is worth brewing again, someday.
|Dwarven Mushroom Stout|
After a month in primary, I racked and pulled 1 gallon off, which received 1/2 oz of Saaz pellets. A few months later, I bottled (filtering the hops out) this one. It was delicious, and a perfect "Bardic Brew"...dry so it doesn't coat your throat, but smooth and high enough abv to loosen your vocal cords. Definitely worth making again.
A couple of weeks later (2-8), I added a pound of ginger, 1 cup of honey, and one ounce of Bordeaux blend oak beans. I racked it a few times in the next five months. It came out very dry (0.998) with a lovely lemony ginger flavour.