So I know the AHS Milk Chocolate Stout kit is fairly new, but I'm wondering if anyone has had a chance to taste a bottled one yet? I ask because this is my first chocolate stout and, looking at other recipes, I'm noticing that the included 2oz of unsweetened cocoa seems to be very little relative to most recipes. Now, I know if Forrest is around he's going to tell me that the recipes are all very well balanced and I should try them as-is first , but since I don't do stouts often, I'm trying to achieve that nice present chocolate taste the first time around. I'm thinking about adding another 2-4 oz of cocoa in the secondary, but I'm not too sure; I'm afraid the spices and chocolate might be too overwhelming if I overdo it. Here is the ingredients list as follows:
.5 lb Crystal 60L
2 oz Chocolate Malt
1 lb Flaked Oats
.5 lb De-bittered black
1.25 Pale Ale Malt
+ 1 lb lactose, 4lbs dark dme, 1lbs amber dme
2 oz cocoa, and then spices which include cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg? and of course hops.
What do y'all think?