Thank you for your email regarding the 2009 VA. A couple of points that may hopefully help.
I am not sure what 60L ( Muntons) is? We used 96.5% pale ale malt and 3.5% crystal and no sugar but you may need it to get the gravity up.
Hops were all Goldings
We would have...
Batch size: 5.25 gallons
155F (45 min)
18 lb Tipple (Munton's)
12 oz 60L (Munton's)
45 minute steep 155F
60 minute boil
2 oz East Kent Golding (60 min)
1 lb Dark Muscovado sugar
2 oz East Kent Golding (15 min)
2 oz East Kent Golding (5 min)
Lallemand London ESB
2 weeks primary
Helpful answers: partial something extract brew, one packet, no starter.
Truthful, if unhelpful and annoying answer, I have never measured gravity.
That said, side-by-side tasting, and the only failure is that the coffee is a bad match.
Ok cascading carbonation now; I think it was only a problem with the first bottle. The coffee is getting better, but just doesn't work as it should. (Starbucks espresso is perfect for Redhook Double Black Stout).
OTOH, this is a pretty good brew. I'd give it a 4 on Untappd, where the real...