Well last night I finally popped the top on the first of these puppies. They have been conditioning away for > 2 months at about 55*.
The bad news is that when I popped the top, it was a gusher.
The good news is that the half of it I got to drink was ABSO-FREAKIN-UNBELIEVABLY-GOOD. It was chock-full of flavor. I couldn't detect any any butterscotch from the diacetyl, but I could definitely detect the slick mouthfeel. It was very smooth and well balanced. This is the first beer I've ever made that didn't taste homemade, if you know what I mean.
I wouldn't be afraid to pour one for anybody. I just wouldn't want them to see me have to pour two of them to get 12 ozs in the glass.......
"Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer."