I usually don't like flat beer, but for the first time I drank the while hydrometer sample when bottling this last night. I think I'm going to have to go to my LHBS and pick up everything to start another batch.
I brewed a very similar recipe using cocoa powder instead of the nibs. I mistakingly added my cocoa in with my priming sugar...I forgot to buy the cocoa before brewing. I had some sediment in the bottles, but one little shake of the bottle got it all dispersed evenly. I will not be doing it again that way. Soaking nibs in bourbon sounds awesome. I may try that along with the lactose (mine did not have lactose or milk sugar) and I think that will add some of that fanciness to the beer. Good thread.