This was the first time I tried this brew-kit, and very slightly changed the recipe. Everything was followed to the letter except I added an extra 8 ounces of Dark DME along with the 5 lbs, Amber LME. During the brew and boil, everything looked and smelled absolutely AWESOME! That roasted grain aroma was amazing. Fermented for 5 days, or pretty much when the airlock was down to @ 1 bubble every 30-40 seconds. OG 1.051, FG 1.013. Alc-just under 5%. This was my first keg on a Nitrogen tap system and I let it keg condition for right at 2 months. Well, the friends and I have done the side-by-side with the canned Guinness and every last one of us prefer my keg to the original. Great taste, with only a slightly lighter mouth feel. Beautiful Cascade during the pour..., which takes @3-4 minutes to let it fill, settle, and refill. I don't drink this one all of the time and was wondering if we didn't drain the keg quickly, would it taint the flavor over too much time, but I didn't need to worry. Its still a great beer and I will be doing this one again, and again.
Reviewed by: Old Site Reviewer from United States.