Boozy Brownies

This post is a bit overdue, given the fact that I made these brownies back in May when we had a little homebrew tasting party.  Some might say I went a bit overboard on the beer-themed desserts that day.  Beer brownies, beer marshmallows, lolli-“hops”, and beer brittle.  I wanted to save our homemade chocolate-oatmeal stout for drinking, so I picked up a couple of bottles of Young’s Double Chocolate Stout.  It’s such a rich beer, it almost tastes like dessert anyway, so it’s great for baking.  Just keep in mind that these are a batch of brownies for the adults!

Boozy Brownies

Adapted from Fresh & Foodie


  • Butter for coating pan
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate stout
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate


Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare a 9-inch metal baking pan by buttering it well and dusting inside with 1 tablespoon cocoa powder. Set aside. In a large 2-quart saucepan, melt stick of butter over low heat until liquid. Add chopped chocolate, stirring often, until melted and smooth. Remove saucepan from heat and let cool to luke-warm (still liquid but not hot).

Stir in sugars and mix well. Beat together 2 eggs, yolks, vanilla, Stout, and bourbon in a large measuring cup until smooth. Sift flour with salt. Stir stout mixture into saucepan by thirds, alternating with flour by 1/3 cupfuls, and batter is just blended.  Do not overbeat.

Scrape batter into prepared 9-inch-square metal pan and bake at 325°F for about 1 hour. Let cool to lukewarm before slicing. Use a knife dipped in warm water and wipe clean with each slice. Otherwise, because of the very fudgy texture, the brownies will clump.

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3 Responses to Boozy Brownies

  1. Thanks for the link back. I hope you liked the brownies — I think you’ve inspired me to make them again!

    • Kelley says:

      LOVED the brownies. I am not a big brownie person either, but I would definitely make these again. Thanks again for the suggestion!

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