In England, stout has traditionally been a sweet black beer, often sweetened with lactose. In Ireland, stout has traditionally been dry. William's Stout is slightly sweeter than the famous Irish stout, yet drier than sweet English stouts. A potent stout with a creamy head, our stout derives its rich bittersweet flavor from a combination of a special dark extract, ale hops, and a liquid yeast with a somewhat dry character. A smooth black stout with a balanced character. Alcohol: 4.9%, IBU's 35.
Includes 8 lbs. of our blended malt extract, English fuggle and other hops, 125 ml of liquid ale yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of 1.050. Ease of Brewing: Beginner
Jul 12, 2020 by charlie
Q: can this beer be served warm 60 degrees?
A: Yes, although most prefer it colder.
Sep 11, 2018 by JEROME
Q: are caps for bottling included
A: No, these must be bought separately. Our item P70, 50 caps for $1.59 is the smallest amount we sell and will be good for a 5 gallon batch.
Nov 22, 2016 by Geoff Rinehart
Q: Which yeast packet is included with this kit? I want to order a second of the exact same yeast
A: Y37 Wyeast 1084 Irish Ale
Love this. We added a pint of Makers 46 and love it.
This Must Not Be A Stout
This must not be a stout, because i don't like stouts. But i like this one! As with all the William's kits: simple, straightforward, fabulous results. My bride's favorite is still the Belgian Double, but this one ranks a very close second. Initial review 2015 December: update 2017 April. i have done 30 batches of home brew now, 6 batches of stout. This kit is my favorite stout: i ordered a kit from another distributor, and tried my own combination of ingredients. This kit has unmatched flavor, and if you add a pint of your favorite whisky just before bottling takes it from "A" to "A+". My bride's favorite is still a belgian. Mine is this kit with the whisky.
Bought for hubby and he's really looking forward to trying. Useful tip given on properly using the air bubbler on 5 gallon buckets.
Coffee Stout Spinoff
I used this kit as a base for a coffee stout. I used 5.5 oz of roasted barley for specialty grains before the boil (up to 165F). After a couple days in the fermenter I poured in cold brewed coffee that was made with 6 oz of ground Caribou coffee. This beer didn't only meet my expectations it exceeded them. The coffee notes and smooth William's Stout base were a match made in heaven.
Great First Beer
I knew very little about beer brewing and I brewed William's Stout as my first beer. I was surprised by how easy and fun it was. Beer came out great and has only gotten better with time.