I wrote about a newcastle clone I made last month I thought it went to hell...since the brew day was less than succesful. I totally forgot the chocolate malt so instead of 3 oz of black patent I used 7 oz to make up for the forgotten 4oz of chocolate malt....believe it or not the people drinking it were calling it newguinness....it was light in body like newcastle but tasted like guinness.
I personally thought it was very good. Would I make it again, probably not as my tastes have changed more toward IPA's.
Never underestimate the beer you make...someone will like it.