Chocolate Stout Brownies

You'll love this rich, deeply flavored, and not-too-sweet brownie! It's flavored with real chocolate stout for a grown-up taste that's sure to satisfy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 9 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate stout beer
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare an 8 inch square pan by lining it with parchment paper or foil.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, and salt until uniform.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and eggs together. Slowly pour in the melted butter, whisking continuously. Add the vanilla extract. Slowly pour in the beer, whisking continuously until just combined. Stir in the dry mixture until just combined.
  4. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth it out. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs on it, but no wet batter.
  5. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then lift out the paper or foil liner, place on a rack, and let cool completely. Store airtight.

Recipe Notes

You may use natural or Dutch process cocoa in this recipe. I prefer natural cocoa for its more robust flavor, but Dutch process cocoa will work just as well.