I put this together yesterday. I followed the original recipe, and ended up with an OG of 1.073. I did try to get the most out of the grains, and substituted 1lb of LME for some DME, so that might have raised it. Oh, and I probably did 4oz. of lactose.
I bought an 8oz. container of cocoa powder, and used most of it, so probably 7oz, so hopefully it's more balanced than the original 9oz. the recipe called for.
When I tasted the hydro sample I just said to myself, "damn, I wish I had some whiskey for this", but I am not a whiskey drinker.
I'm planning on giving this as xmas presents if it works out. Anyone know how long this should be in the secondary, or should I just leave it until a few weeks before xmas?