just finished making this too!
OG was only 1052
i went to the store and the only honey on the shelf was a 12oz container.
im guessing the missing 4oz of honey and a ****ty sparge are my troubles. next time!
the wort smelled good and the color looked deep red.
it is well aerated and i pitched the yeast with some "yeast energizer" powdered stuff my lhbs had sitting on the shelf.
GO YEAST, GO!!!