I love nut brown beer, or at least I thought I did. I just brewed a batch and it is not too good. It tastes strongly of coffee and has an after taste that I cannot describe, but it isn't good. Any thoughts on where I could have gone wrong? I deviated from the directions in a few ways: instead of poring the hot wort into my primary fermentor I chilled it in an ice bath first, and I transfered it to a secondary fermentor (glass carbuoy) which was not specified in the directions. Would either of these moves have messed it up?
Thanks for the help.