Hello everybody, This weekend we ( my best friend and I ) will be brewing this recipe: http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/465210/imperial-stout The IBU is calculated to 90 here on the website, but Beersmith reports it at 70, which is closer to what I want. 90 seems excessive, but I would not know which is closer to reality. I also have a half a pound of Dark Muscovado sugar ( https://byo.com/stories/issue/item/3204-dark-sugars-techniques ) which I am interested in throwing in, as I heard it can work well in dark brews. Any suggestions and recommendations, and most of all constructive critique, will be much appreciated by both of us. I want the beer not to suffer from lack of hops punch, but in the same time, not be one-sided. The cocoa beans ( which I will crush ) and vanilla are still something, I am not entirely sure I want, but I read good things about these additions, so let me know if it would work. I would very much like to hear if this experiment would be a disaster or could actually work. Thanks.