Alright not to hijack your thread but just an update. This thing took off big time. Like I think I read on the 11-11-11 thread. I lost over .5g on blow off. Anyway, a few weeks, a black stained carpet and angry wife later I took a gravity reading at 1.032 at about 70*.
Color: Black as night and a red/orange tinge on the edges.
Smell: very roasty/malty/alcohol
Taste: Classic stout taste up front very roasty, followed by a little chocalate, malt flavor. The alcohol taste is upfront, but not very harsh and finishes warm. Not as sweet as I would have thought. There's a nice bitterness upfront too, but not offensive like other RIS's I've had.
Mouthfeel: Thick and almost silky.
So far very good. I wonder what the brett is going to do to this over time.
Have you brewed your yet?