Drinking some dark stuff myself with the first real snow of the year. Milk stout with choc nibs. I consider it the house beer. Wife loves it so we have it year round. I like stouts but avoid the heavy coffee overtones and go for smooth and toasty. For me, the key is dehusked carafa iii.
Not an expert brewer by any stretch, but it’s I. My top 5 of any beer I’ve had. Stumbling on that one recipe that works for you makes all the mistakes and subpar batches irrelevant.