Permo, I agree with your assessment about the maltier grainbill for a holiday beer more in line with something like an old ale or even a wee heavy. I was somewhat limited by what my LHBS had on hand and this was sort of on a whim. I wanted to use special B though to get some sort of raisin character. I'm not huge on spiced beers, so after sleeping on it, I think what I'll do is make a tincture with the spices in vodka, and then use an eye dropper to dose some bombers. This way I can keg this as is and enjoy, but turn it into a spiced beer if I feel like it.