So today bottled my first attempt at my Cookies and Cream Stout homebrew. Ringing in at 5.6%, it is a little more than a session stout. It bottled up at a nice rich dark color. There is a strong chocolate smell and taste for the “cookie”. I am hoping the “cream”, vanilla beans soaked in a little whiskey, comes through after carbonation and chilling.
Remember, I was tasked to make this for the Making Dad Show. In order to keep the title of “Official Brewmaster”, I gotta hit this one just right. A few thoughts about this one.
- I think I will have to crank up the biscuit malt a bit in the adjunct at the beginning to give a little more taste to the cookie end of it.
- I may end up doubling the vanilla to get more cream taste.
- I might add a good about of lactose next time for a little more towards the milk stout end.
- Some toasted oats might add a bit more to the mouthfeel as well.