Hello! OP here. Glad to see interest on the topic. My car bomb stout really turned out great, better than expected. My only real change next time would be to pump up the gravity a bit. Just needed a little more strength. The vanilla flavor was upfront and fantastic for the first month or so. Now, the vanilla has mellowed so much that its almost nonexistent. Could have used more whiskey, also. That being said, I got more compliments on this batch than any other beer I have done. Will definitely try it again, stronger, more Jameson's and I will drink it up before it mellows so much!