Is blonde? No more like golden slight red hue to it.
What would I change not sure since it is something no one really has done much of and I cant really find anything commercially to speak off. I had flaked oats, brown sugar, chocolate malt, lactose, and some crystal 40 so that should have been enough, but I probably should have added some roasted barley but then that brings the color up so I could have added about 4 ozs to the grain bill but not sure that would be enough. Again this beer is a great dessert like kind of ale but is missing the "close your eyes I am drinking a stout" but it i does have the "close your eyes am I drinking coffee".
This was no matter what a fun brew to make and one of the many great reasons to be a home brewer... because no one commercially speaking, can afford to do something this crazy all the time, except if that is your staple being crazy... not sure how profitable that is.
Fermentable Amount Use PPG Color
Pale 2-Row (UK ) 11.5 lb 66 % Mash 38 2 °L
Dry Malt Extract - Extra Light 3.0 lb 17 % Boil 42 2 °L
Lactose (Milk Sugar) 1.0 lb 5 % Boil 41 1 °L
Briess Caramel Malt 40L 9.44 oz 3 % Mash 34 40 °L
Brown Sugar 9.44 oz 3 % Boil 45 15 °L
Flaked Oats 9.44 oz 3 % 33 2 °L
Bairds Chocolate Malt 2.36 oz 0 % Mash 32 475 °L
Hops Boil time: 60 min
Hop Amount Time Use Form AA
Warrior (US) 1.2 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 16.0%
American Ale Wyeast 1056
Coffee (whole) 1.0 lb 10.0 min Boil
Chocolate Flavoring 2.0 oz 14.0 days Bottle