Originally Posted by chronoclast
Has anyone tried this with a late hop addition or even a dry hop?
Yes. I did a SMALL late hop addition when I brewed this beer. since the recipe called for 0.8 ounces of Magnum at 60 minutes, and I hate to let leftover hops sit in my fridge, I added the remaining .2 ounces of magnum (I had a 1 ounce packet) at 5 minutes.
I do not think that it made that much difference in the final brew, since the late addition was so small, but this is a very malty (almost sweet) easy-drinking beer that could easily absorb a more aggressive hop schedule.
I even found myself considering upping the hopping rate by about 3X, adding another pound or 2 of amber extract, and fermenting with a Trappist yeast. I think this would make a very interesting base for a "Belgian Stout"