Bermuda Honey Porter

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I was looking for someway to brew a locally inspired beer and after several rounds with friends it was decided that we needed to attempt a Honey Porter. While hops and grain are not grown in Bermuda at all, honey is a very popular local crop. So for this beer I used a very dark Robust Porter recipe and added local Bermuda honey to the flame out, primary, and secondary fermenter.

This beer came out with a complex, rich, toasty flavor with a fair amount of roasted character, reminiscent of coffee and chocolate. Its appearance is “almost” black and its hop bitterness, about 33 IBUs, is balanced with the very slight sweetness of the local Bermuda honey.

This recipe was a hit with local friends and will find it’s way to the keezer every winter!

Recipe Details

Batch SizeBoil TimeIBUSRMEst. OGEst. FGABV
5 gal60 min33.4 IBUs26.9 SRM1.0581.0106.4 %

Style Details

NameCat.OG RangeFG RangeIBUSRMCarbABV
Robust Porter12 B1.048 - 1.0651.012 - 1.01625 - 5022 - 351.8 - 2.54.8 - 6.5 %

Fermentables

NameAmount%
2-Row Brewers Malt8 lbs69.57
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L1 lbs8.7
Munich Malt12 oz6.52
Black (Patent) Malt8 oz4.35
Chocolate Malt4 oz2.17
Honey1 lbs8.7

Hops

NameAmountTimeUseFormAlpha %
Target0.5 oz60 minBoilPellet11
Target0.5 oz30 minBoilPellet11
Hallertauer0.5 oz0 minBoilPellet4.8

Yeast

NameLabAttenuationTemperature
SafAle English Ale (S-04)DCL/Fermentis73%59°F - 75.2°F

Mash

StepTemperatureTime
Mash In150°F75 min

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