today we racked into the secondary and of course had to taste it.. well let me say.. NASTY.. what in the world has happened.. it smells nasty tastes nasty...all in all yuck! this is the first thing that i have made that was really bad... i figure ill let it sit and age some and see if it gets any better but im afraid that i just made my first "throw away" batch
it still really really cloudy so i did add some isinglass and pectin to see if it would clear out some in the secondary.
the only way to describe the way it smelled is like suflur and the way it tasted was like clove and sulfer mixed in some high alcohol. now the sample we took was off the bottom of the carboy.. not sure if maybe it had some yeast floating in what we tasted.. did not think about getting a sample until we were at the bottom ..