Am looking to brew a chocolate malt stout. Love the ice cream and Hershey’s syrup version, with great memories of enjoying them with family as a kid in the Midwest in the summer. Am curious what I can create in a homebrew. Hopefully refreshing and tasty. I do enjoy a good Guinness or Murphy’s, so trying to merge two worlds. I came up with the following for a batch of 3 gallons in the fermenter FERMENTABLES: 6 lb - Pilsner (74.4%) 4 oz - Flaked Oats (3.1%) 1 lb - Pale Chocolate (12.4%) 2 oz - Caramel / Crystal 80L (1.6%) 2 oz - Roasted Barley (1.6%) 1 oz - Black Patent (0.8%) 0.5 lb - Lactose (Milk Sugar) - (late addition) (6.2%) OTHER INGREDIENTS: 4 Days into fermentation... 1 lb - Malted milk powder 4 oz - Cocao Nibs 2 each - vanilla beans Worth a shot?