DetailsThis recipe is a staff favorite at Midwest. With a creamy dark tan head, this sweet Stout has a roasted malt aroma. The smooth flavor is a combination of roasted grains and toffee aftertaste.
Our ingredients for this recipe include: 5 lb. Light DME, 1 lb lactose, 12 oz. Crystal 50-60L, 12 oz. Chocolate malt, 4 oz. Roasted Barley, 4 oz. Flaked Barley specialty grains, 1.5 oz. Fuggle pellet hops, grain bag, priming sugar, and yeast.
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4.6 / 5.031 ReviewsTrue to StyleFirst of all, of course this isnt an IPA and please don't listen to the reviewer who is calling for more hops. This kit is meant to replicate or CLONE Watney's Cream Stout, which it does a serviceable job of doing._x000D__x000D_If you want an IPA brew one and learn your beer styles before posting reviews which will confuse new brewers!!_x000D__x000D_My only question on this kit is if the addition of lactose might improve it a bit.January 24, 2010Better than the originalI brewed about 150 gallons of brew last year with many of the recipe kits from Midwest. I rate this as the best yet. I put this in the keg after 18 days of 2 stage fermentation, carbed for 3 days and tasted like a finely age stout, just superb. It got even better with age. Smooth and creamy. You won't be disappointed with this one.February 10, 2012Nice Recommendation StaffI have never tried Watknee's so I don't know how it would rate as a clone, ordered this because they said it was a staff favorite. I now see why. It is an outstanding beer overall. Looks, smells, and tastes great. Followed the directions to the letter, used Wyeast.May 15, 2012Damn good Stout!I had my last Watneys Cream Stout in the late 80's so there's no way to compare this clone but I loved it and 95% of the people that tried it did too. Even people that don't usually like stout liked it. I did a 3 week single stage fermentation and then kegged it and started drinking it the next night. I really enjoy an imperial stout but don't have the patience to wait 9-12 months so I'm going to brew another batch of this instead but add the extra 1/2 oz of hops that comes with it and also 1 lb of DME and 1 lb of sugar to give it a little more kick.January 6, 2013Very PleasedNever had a Watney's so nothing to compare to._x000D_Very smooth, drinkable ale, that will be brewed again._x000D_Used the White Labs yeast.January 23, 2013A Must TryThis was the first beer I ever brewed and I felt like it came out well. It is surprisingly light and refreshing. The carbonation levels is perfect and I enjoyed drinking this on hot summer days more than the cooler spring days.May 21, 2013watkee cloneWow....this is a very close clone to the real thing. Friends in my group compared side by side to the real seal. They liked MW kit BETTER! Not quite as bitter as the real thing...and they liked it! Will buy again!June 6, 2013cream stoutThis is a good beer kit. Dark but kind of sweet. Not bitter from hops...a well balanced stout.July 12, 2013The best black & tan I ever made or drank.Watknees Cream Stout is better than anything I've had the pleasure of drinking or brewing in a stout beer. Even Guiness pales in comparison. Although it is not for every palet, for those of us who enjoy a really great stout beer while hunting, camping, enjoying the outdoors, or just plain have a taste for a good stout this is the Stout of choice for me. I would highly recommend you try this great brew kit.July 26, 2013great baseUsed this as a base stout, and split my batch into two._x000D__x000D_I made to make a smoked cherry stout, using cherry extract with wood chips from here and turned out well. _x000D__x000D_The other batch I made a chocolate peanut butter stout using cocoa and peanut butter powder and that turned out fantasticJanuary 9, 2014
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