I ended up using smoked malt instead of choc due to a labeling mishap at the HBS so it wasn't too good. It probably would have been pretty good with choc malt.
Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Two things complete your pirate persona: style and swagger. Maybe a little too much swagger sometimes -- but who really cares? Arr!