American-Style Stout Style
- Color: Black
- Clarity: Opaque
- Perceived Malt Aroma & Flavor: Coffee-like roasted barley and roasted malt aromas are prominent. Low to medium malt sweetness with low to medium caramel, chocolate, and/or roasted coffee ﬂavor should be present, with a distinct dry-roasted bitterness in the ﬁnish. Astringency from roasted malt and roasted barley is low. Slight roasted malt acidity is acceptable.
- Perceived Hop Aroma & Flavor: Medium to high, often with citrusy and/or resiny hop qualities typical of many American hop varieties.
- Perceived Bitterness: Medium to high
- Fermentation Characteristics: Fruity esters are low. Diacetyl is usually absent in these beers but may be present at very low levels.
- Body: Medium to full
- Additional notes: Head retention should be persistent
American-Style Stout Vital Statistics
- Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.050-1.075 (12.4-18.2 °Plato)
- Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.010-1.022 (2.6-5.6 °Plato)
- Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 4.5%-6.4% (5.7%-8.0%)
- Bitterness (IBU) 35-60
- Color SRM (EBC) 40+(80+ EBC)
2020 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines used with permission of Brewers Association.