You know after giving it another taste last night, I think it may be the oak that's giving it the "dry" perception! There was a lot of oakie, barrel char taste that I was getting up front which I think was overpowering the sweeter tastes of the malts. Looking back over my notes, I had soaked 1.5oz of med toast French Oak cubes in my bourbon which turned the bourbon jet black. I added everything to secondary when it was time to age and I am assuming that a lot of that char flavor came off the newly toasted cubes. This is only my second attempt at "oak aging" a beer so I know I still have a ton more to learn with that art form! I think for now I may take a gallon and and still experiment with a little lactose just to see what happens. Thanks again for all the suggestions!