Vibrant Forest – Black Forest

All grain recipe kit for brewing Vibrant Forest – Black Forest

Inspired by the Rauchbier styles of Germany, a dry smoked stout

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These kits include all grains, hops, and yeast needed to brew the recipe according to the instructions found in CAMRA’s Essential Home Brewing book.

Vibrant Forest – Black Forest

After many years honing his brewing skills and recipes in his garage at home, Vibrant Forest founder Kevin Robinson finally took the plunge and went full time in 2014. The brewery is nestled on the edge of the beautiful New Forest National Park in Hampshire. Their passion is to brew beers full of exceptional flavour, whilst being entirely vegan friendly. At their small brewery shop and bar, you can of course sample and purchase their beer but they also actively encourage discussion with the brewers about the specific ingredients and process used to create each beer.

Described as a Piquant Porter, Black Forest is a fervent mix of rich coffee, bittersweet chocolate and the darkest of Black Forest berries. Despite not containing any coffee or berries, the combination of specialty malts brings a deep complexity that belies its strength. Black Forest has won several awards since it was first produced and can be considered a classic of the porter style.

Colour 200

Original 1055

Final 1018

ABV 4.9%

Bitterness 40


Every effort is made to match the brewery recipe precisely, but at times it maybe necessary to change some of the listed ingredients on the recipe to alternatives due to seasonality or availability, but in all cases we do our best replace with something that won’t impact on the overall taste and flavour of the beer.

Additional information

Weight 6.0 kg
Country of Origin GB
HS Code 2106909853