I've been interested in cloning this beer for awhile - glad someone else gave it a go. Here's the recipe I came up with and will probably try in about two weeks. Feedback greatly appreciated.
3 gal batch
58% 5 lbs Warminster Floor-Malted Maris Otter
9% 12 oz American Crystal 40L
9% 12 oz American Crystal 120L
6% 8 oz Flaked Oats, Toasted
6% 8 oz Simpsons Dark Crystal
6% 8 oz Golden Naked Oats
3% 4 oz Honey
3% 4 oz Brown Sugar, Light
1% 2 oz Chocolate Malt
0.75 oz Northern Brewer, 60 mins
0.5 oz Willamette, 15 mins
White Labs British Ale (WLP005)
1 lb golden raisins puree, secondary
1 vanilla bean, secondary
I went with the C120 for raisin flavor and Dark Crystal for the roasted sugar. Instead of doing 1 lb Naked Golden Oats, I want to sub in 1/2 pound toasted flaked oats since Radical Brewing claims it adds an oatmeal cookie flavor and aroma. I'm forgoing spices.
Any thoughts? Too much crystal maybe?
Primary: Czech Dark Lager, Premium American Lager, Vanilla Porter, India Red Ale, Chocolate Bock
Secondary: Home Smoked Rauchbier, Doppelbock
Keg: California Common
Bottled: Dusseldorf Alt, Malt Liquor, Classic American Pils, Bourbon Barrel Cider, Wee Heavy