The brown ale has been bottle conditioned for about a month or so now, and its really quite nice. It has good carbonation, small bubbles, and lots of them, but its not over carbonated like a lot of mass produced beer. It’s nice and malty, with some hops, but not overpowering. Its really quite good, and a huge improvement over the Imperial Stout that I made a couple of years ago. I think the 8oz pack of dried whole malted barley that was steeped initially really helped the flavor. It also ended up pretty well clarified from sitting in secondary fermentation for a couple of weeks.
I’m definitely going to do this again.