Originally Posted by QuercusMax
What a difference a week makes - I really need to stop critiquing my beers before they've had 2-3 weeks in the bottle. You'd think I would have learned this after 8 years of homebrewing, but no....
The funky ester flavors have mellowed out. Still some esters, but they're generally pleasant. The mouthfeel has filled out. Malt flavors are showing nicely. Maybe I don't hate S04 as much as I thought.
Good to hear it's improving.
In your previous post something that caught my eye was that you washed the yeast after brewing a Chocolate Oatmeal Stout then used it for an ESB. I was uinder the impression that going from lighter (gravity as well as colour/grain bill complexity) to heavier beer was the preferred way to do it, for some reason.