I opened my first bottle a couple weeks ago, after just 3 weeks in the bottle. As expected, it tasted very raw still even though it had an impressive head after the pour. The head dissipated quickly and left a flat, syrupy beer with a hot alcohol bite. That seemed to be in line with what everyone here was reporting.
I opened my next one last Friday, just short of 5 weeks in the bottle, and it has really turned the corner. It's dry and bitter, with a mouthful of roasty oatmeal goodness. The carbonation is fizzy for the first few minutes but leaves the last quarter in the glass a bit flat. Hopefully that will clean up in the next week or two, as it hasn't even conditioned for 6 weeks yet.
I can't wait to share this one and get some feedback. It's up there with some of the best stouts on the shelf. Thanks for sharing, chsrecat.