Originally Posted by Pumbaa
someone correct me if I am off base BUT the amount of chocholate and roasted seems awefully high. Unfortunatly I'm at work and dont have acess to my normal bookmarked pages so I cant check but 1 lbs seems kinda high
Pumbaa is correct here. I wouldn't recommend using more then 5% chocolate in your total grist. Using more then 5% of this, malt may impart a burnt taste which will overshadow the beer.
All the flavors have to come together into one nice well balanced beer. With that said, I would also adjust your roasted barley to no more then 10% of the total grist, and consider using flaked barley. Anywhere between 10-20% would be considered acceptable. But then agian this is homebrewing.
How long are you planning to boil?
I would reccommend a kettle addtions for the hops (at 10 minutes in to the boil) instead of what you have indicated below. one hop addition is dead on here for the style.
2 oz. Fuggles hop pellets (4.2% alpha acid), for 45 min.
Here is a fabulous primer for showing you how to make a starter
This going to be one fine beer!