This recipe looks great. My only question is as follows. My brew buddy and I are going to have a party on May 25th and were hoping to make one more beer that will be ready (bottled, not kegged!) by that time. Do you think that if we brewed this within a week, it'd be mature by May 25th? Assuming carbonation takes two weeks, that means it'd have to be in bottles by May 11th at the latest.
It's a bit compressed, but if we brewed by April 27th, that'd give two weeks for fermentation + dry hop. But do you think the flavors would have settled in that short a time? It looks to me like a beer that has both dark grains and significant hop character might need a little more time to meld.