Hi, new brewer here. My first beer (kit) got infected, so I decided to be bold and try this recipe. Made a 3g extract batch and most of it is gone already, it's that good!
I did not use a starter and had fermentation within 48 hours. I used the 1-pound chocolate bar from Trader Joe's for chips, and the flavor is just OK; next time I will use chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa - 72% or more.
My stout-loving from buddies approved this beer with high regard, though one person mentioned overcarbonation (but he's a Guinness drinker, so he's probably used to the cream feel of nitrogen).
I will definitely be brewing this one again, thanks/