Revised recipe looks good - looks like a pretty well balanced strong ale. Personally, I avoid spices as much as possible, so I wouldn't put any in if it were my beer, but that is a personal choice. I'd just let the malt and oak take the lead on the flavor. For a 2L starter from a vial or smack pack, two days lead time should be plenty. You can probably get away with one day too.
Primary: English Gold
Secondary: 2013 Dark Stock (on oak), Wee Heavy on oak
Bottled: Sir Suspicious Oatmeal Stout, Victorious Brown Ale, Wee Rambunctious Scotch/Belgian Hybrid