Ok a week in and. Cracked open a bottle. Really really dark and cloudy. The mouthfeel is ok - a little thick. The addition of the hops really helped. It really s more stout than anything really. Looks very unappetising.
I passed it to the wife and here are her comments:
Really deep and stouty with citrus tones. Too much floral going on at the minute.
So I think this will really benefit from a Long time sitting doing nothing. Zero head retention at the moment. Oh and not a good beer to have after a big meal. Can't move far now