When I started brewing a year ago I didn't like stouts at all. Brewing changed that a bit and two months ago I decided I'm ready for my own stout. So I brewed 2.5 gallons of this recipe and bottled into a Party Pig. Started drinking it three days ago and it's just great, one of my best brews to date. Classic stout in my opinion, perfect hop aroma, pitch black color, great taste, not too roasty (I don't like smoke tasting beers). Thanks for sharing this recipe.