i've been silently trolling this thread and brewed this 2 weeks ago.
just took my sample and added 6oz of goose soaked cacao nibs (for a 5 gallon batch, was hoping for a little more chocolate notes)
my FG was a little low at 1.050 using the wyeast irish ale and i just added my nibs at 1.022
the sample when taking my OG was super milky and sweet, but a lot of the lactose has seemed to fade, just leaving a subtle twinge on the back end. great roasted notes so far, this beer is going to be amazing. i also have to admit, this was the first time in history that i have taken a sample for my FG and finished the entire sample, i usually will have a few sips and dump it, but i drank this to the end.
This is also going to be the first beer going through my new (early birthday/xmas) nitrogen setup that is going to be delivered and hooked up to the kegerator on friday, i cant wait!