Joined HBT in January and have been watching/reading through this particular thread for awhile now. Finally got around to it and made my starter and brewed 'The Pirate' two weeks ago and man did it smell great!
OG rating was......1.100! Initial thinking was that this was off with water mix-in, but man, that's high!
Took a sample last night, and it shot down to 1.010ish. Loved the taste, had that 'strong ale' taste to it, but did not pick up on the pineapple. Plan to throw in the oak chips next week, but this could bottle w/o it at this point.