Hey again - just for this thread's sake, I wanted to mention that we have sampled a few of the first batch that I made and it was a big hit. Great chocolate flavor, heavy mouthfeel, and sweet/tasty with a burnt coffee sort of an aftertaste, in a good way if that makes sense. Beautiful tan creamy head, too. Great to sip.
I'd mention that I had a bit of a hard time with attenuation - I started at 1.053 and ended at 1.026. Not sure what was up, but my yeast was acting strangely throughout this whole process (see earlier message re: this first batch)... I found the beer a bit too sweet to drink more than one of in a sitting, so maybe next time I'd cut the lactose down to 3/4 lb or so.
All in all though, I wanted to say thanks for the great recipe, I'll be brewing it again in the future I'm sure.