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Thread: Dark Fruit Notes in Stouts

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    Dark Fruit Notes in Stouts

    I've had a couple very distinctive commercial stouts. The one think that was prominent was the Dark Fruit notes such as Prunes, raisins, and some (Tobacco Notes).

    How do I get these flavors in my home brew? I've brewed many recipes without any success.

    Thanks
    Currently finishing a keg of an Imperial Pumpkin Ale that I brewed for Christmas. The best Pumpkin ale I've ever had.

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    Try the darker Crystals or Special B. A lot is based on your yeast too, so perhaps try something new there. No idea how to evoke the tobacco flavor, but if I had to place a bet I'd put my chip around the the darkest grains. Perhaps Carafa special or black patent.
    Two ciders please, I'm thirsty!

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