On a Barclay Perkins price list from 1944, five Stouts appear:
|Stout (draught)||8.5d per half pint|
|Stout||7.5d per half pint|
|Best Stout||9.5d per half pint|
|Victory Stout||9.5d per half pint|
|Russian Stout||18d per nip|
Though I’m pretty sure that they only brewed three, with the brew house names BS, LS and IBS. Draught Stout, Best Stout and Victory Stout all look like the same beer to me. Especially if you consider that the difference in price between a draught and a bottled beer was 1d per half pint. By this point London Stout (LS) was being marketed as simply Stout.
After the war, Best Stout and Victory Stout were separate brews, with the former being the stronger of the two.
The grist is very similar to BS. No surprise there since, as you would expect, the two were often parti-gyled together. Though both beers were also brewed single-gyle. When parti-gyled, the quantity of LS was always much greater than that of BS.
The kettle hops were Mid-Kent Fuggles from the 1943 harvest and Kent Fuggles from 1941. Rather surprisingly, given the difference in strength and the fact that LS was a bottled beer, which often weren’t dry-hopped, this contains the same quantity of dry hops as BS.
|1944 Barclay Perkins London Stout|
|mild malt||4.00 lb||49.23%|
|brown malt||0.50 lb||6.15%|
|amber malt||1.00 lb||12.31%|
|crystal malt 60 L||0.50 lb||6.15%|
|roast barley||1.00 lb||12.31%|
|No. 3 invert sugar||1.00 lb||12.31%|
|caramel 1000 SRM||0.125 lb||1.54%|
|Fuggles 90 mins||0.75 oz|
|Fuggles 60 mins||0.75 oz|
|Fuggles 30 mins||0.50 oz|
|Goldings dry hops||1.00 oz|
|Mash at||143º F|
|After underlet||149º F|
|Sparge at||165º F|
|Boil time||90 minutes|
|pitching temp||60º F|
|Yeast||Wyeast 1099 Whitbread ale|