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Old 08-24-2013, 06:18 PM   #1
Mar 2013
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Now that my fall beer is bottled, I am thinking ahead to the holidays. Anyone have experience with this kit and with Austin Homebrew in general? I want to make a stout for the winter and this one sounds nice.

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Old 08-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #2
Mar 2013
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Haven done this exact kit; but all the kits I've done have been from AHS (I live in Austin), and I've liked all of them. Currently enjoying their Double Chocolate Stout (with added coffee) in bottles right now...
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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I was happy with my purchases from Austin, though if you're a super n00b brewer, I think their extract kit instructions suck. BUT the kit quality and freshness is terrific

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Old 08-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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My review at AHS: Comment by John M. P on Sunday 24 October, 2010
Subtle chocolate, subtler spice. If I rebrew, then I might add 1 oz. of chocolate and an AHS Holiday Chocolate Stout Pack.

IOW, it was drinkable and a very good stout, but didn't have enough chocolate and spice for SWMBO.

I'm a fan of AHS kits. They've always been good beer. OTOH, they tend to be a bit light on the spicing.
Drinking: Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout; Theobroma; Redhook Double Black Stout IV; Leftover ESB; Cuvée Des Trolls; St. Landelin la Divine Inspiration; Hibiscus Mango Blonde; Victory HopDevil; De Dolle Stille Nacht; Allagash Odyssey; Weihenstephaner Vitus.
Bottled: Maris Ott Extra Special Batters (first taste 4 March 2017).
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