These are very dense brownies. I wasn't sure if they'd digest well. I misread the recipe and used the Baker's unsweetened baking chocolate squares instead of the bittersweet chocolate (added some additional sugar as such). This is something of an involved recipe, so I doubt that I'll try it again. I thought the many layers of chocolate flavor would create an interesting taste--not to mention the beer, but I wasn't overly impressed given the extra effort it took to make them.
talk about finding the pot of gold !!! fantastic brownies, will cure any chocolate craving !! thanks for much for sharing.
WOW! these are so delicious and chocolatey and fudgy. They are a little more involved than your typical brownie recipe but the taste is worth it. I made as posted and even added the powdered sugar sprinkled over the top. Excellent recipe! Thanks for a keeper!
Very good and very chocolatey! I did have to substitute semisweet chocolate for the bittersweet and I substituted Guinness draught for the stout because that is what I had on hand. I baked for 30 minutes and they came out cake-like. Next time I will pull them out of the oven a little earlier to get a fudgier consistency.
I wanted to make something to take to a St Patrick's Family Theme Dinner. Thought this would be a quirky take on the Irish Beer. But OMG- these are the best brownies I ever made in my life! And at 62- I know a good brownie! I didnt have some ingredients and substitued White Chocolate CandyBark for the chips and SemiSweet Chocolate Bars for the bittersweet. I didnt have sugarfine sugar-so put a cup in the food processor for one minute. and I couldn't ever dim the results of what is an amazing chocolate Prize. I am so proud to be bringing these-if they make it til then.
These are delicious, very fudgey and dense. I took these to work and my co-workers raved about them, thanks!
These are so, so very good, and the only use I will sanction for the best beer ever. I took them on a vacation that ended in a hurricane evacuation, and they were were a balm for our sad tanless selves :). I was in a hurry when I made them, so my ingredients weren't exactly at room temp and the recipe didn't seem to suffer. I made these for the Healthy Choices game (and right before vacation) so I used egg sub (it is all I had), Smart Balance (ditto), and fewer semi-sweet chips (just sprinkled some on top, in fact) and they were still great. They were dense, moist, fudgy...and the batter smelled soooooooo good! I was worried about the texture b/c of the egg sub, but these babies were a good inch thick. I will absolutely make these again. Thanks so much for posting! Made for Healthy Choices 2008.