Better with age.
I too started with the kit, Classic American Light. It was "okay" after 6 weeks. After 6 months it wasn't great but it was pleasant. Some batches turn out good and some are amazing, but nearly all are better than what you get in the store. And each one is unique! I just love that first bottle opening of a new batch and getting my nose right over the bottle to get that first whiff. Always a delight.
Well, the scientist in me says that you should try it...but I think without yeast the "not-beer" would not carbonate and would remain totally flat.
Seems like it's not going to work, but I do wonder if anyone has tried it (perhaps accidentally?)
For these Dark Ales I used the Dots as well. First time I have used the Dots and I have the 1/2 tsp size, in which I used 4 to each 740 ml. bottle. I for one hate a flat ale and I must be one of the few who does not like stouts like Guinness because of the flat feel of the nitrogen used.