- Alcohol by Volume: 3 - 6%
- IBU: 15 - 25
- Color: 40+ SRM
- Original Gravity: 1.045 - 1.056
- Final Gravity: 1.012 - 1.020
Sweet stouts, also referred to as cream stouts, have less roasted bitter flavor and a full -bodied mouthfeel. The style can be given more body with milk sugar (lactose) before bottling. Malt sweetness, chocolate, and caramel flavor should dominate the flavor profile and contribute to the aroma. Hops should balance and suppress some of the sweetness without contributing apparent flavor or aroma. The overall impression should be sweet and full-bodied.
The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.