So to wrap this one up: I kegged this batch last weekend. SWMBO, who is not a beer drinker, loves it. I say she's not a beer drinker but she IS becoming one. She likes a nice hoppy pale ale and she loves Guinness Stout and Young's Double Chocolate Stout.
I have to say that it's one of the best batches I've ever made. Nice dark but transparent brown with a light, creamy head and just the right amount of maltiness that I was craving.
What's the moral of the story? Everyone say it together now......