Winter Warmer anyone?

I first ran across the ‘winter warmer’ style some years ago.  Sam Smith’s Winter Welcome happened to be my favorite back then but I’ve since run across a number of fair to good winter warmers (that’s one darned cheerful looking bottle though, ain’t it?).  Among the more recent contenders is Deschute’s Jubelale.  This is a clone of a clone, as are most of my brews these days and it’s experimental.  All summer long I’ve been playing with hops and coming up with combos that I like.  Now I’m starting to play with grains more as the days get shorter, particularly darker grains.  We’ll see where I end up but this sounded like as good a place to start as any.

Color
Stats
OG 1.052
FG 1.013
IBU 117
ABV 5.0 %
SRM 16
Specifics
Boil Volume 6 gallons
Batch Size 5 gallons
Yeast 75% AA
Style Comparison
Low High
OG 1.035 1.052 1.050
FG 0.098 1.013 1.012
IBU 8 117 22
SRM 2 16 8
ABV 3.5 5.0 5.1
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Gravity Points Color
77.8 % 7.00 Light Malt Extract Syrup 47.6 2.8
5.6 % 0.50 British Carastan 1.2 3.4
5.6 % 0.50 American Two-row Pale 1.2 0.2
5.6 % 0.50 Munich Light 1.1 0.8
2.8 % 0.25 Chocolate 0.5 17.5
2.8 % 0.25 Crystal 120L 0.5 6.0
9.00 52.0
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
16.7 % 1.00 Centennial Whole/Plug 10.5 10.5 60 0.245 38.5
16.7 % 1.00 Centennial Whole/Plug 10.5 10.5 40 0.215 33.8
33.3 % 2.00 Perle Whole/Plug 8.0 16.0 20 0.148 35.5
16.7 % 1.00 Cascade Whole/Plug 6.6 6.6 10 0.089 8.8
16.7 % 1.00 Cascade Whole/Plug 6.6 6.6 DH 0.000 0.0
6.00 116.6