I agree. This will mellow out with some time (probably will be good when the keg kicks.)
I had an objective person taste it this evening. He agreed, earthy but not bad.
His only critique....that it was a bit under carbonated (serving pressure around 10 psi, so I turned it up a little.)
This is not the best or the worst beer I have made, but definitely palatable.
I will drink it because I made it. Having beers in the pipeline is a great motivator.
Thanks everyone for the advice.