I could wait no longer and cracked open my first bottle today. What a great brew. Medium-light carbonation, minimal head, burnt orange color. Bananas, spice, and strong yeast yeast note in the nose. The taste confirms the yeast and banana aroma a good hint of alcohol warmth in the finish; pretty well balanced over all. I think another month will do this beer wonders (if I can wait that long). Its not as dry as I would have expected.
Definitely looking to brew this again. Probably partial mash. I may shoot for over 9% ABV on the next and look to add a little head retention.
Great recipe, Thanks!