Sorry I didn't respond....I wasn't subscribed to this thread like I thought I was.
This turned out great! It has strong coffee and chocolate flavors but . It's very complex from smell to aftertaste but doesn't overpower the tastebuds like some stouts do. Mine probably needs another month before it really matures, but I opened one a week after bottling and it carbed out great with an awesome head.
A week later, took some to a party and people who don't like darks LOVED this. A couple of people likened it to Fuller's London Porter, and even Boulevard's Bully Porter. I agree that it has a very Murphy's taste and dryness to it, but the weight of mine doesn't quite match up, IMO.
I will probably keep this lined up for a mid-September brew and alter the steeping grains a little for some more body (haven't put much thought into it), but this is a great recipe.
Edit: Not sure why the pics don't show up for me. They show up on the preview post.