stoutgirl: just picked up some Atwater Brewery VJ Black Imperial Stout. Atwater makes a Vanilla Java Porter, which could be called the little brother of this one. Highly advise picking this up if you see it!
successfully lagered and bottled my bock. I made 6 of each walnut, hazelnut, almond and maple and a case plus of regular. two weeks to see how bad they will be, hopefully they'll be palatable. next bock will be an eisen, that'll take a bit more effort but it'll be an adventure.