clear beer isn't necessary for it to taste good. However you can still look a a stout and see whether it is murky or clear. So for the people who care, add the irish moss to help. Either way in my personal experience they clear out eventually without finings. Just takes time.
Mine is going in the keg tomorrow! My OG was 1.090! I made my first starter for this beer. 2 vials in a 1000ml and that was too much! After 3 hours it butsted out everywhere. I will let you know tomorrow on how it tastes!
I had the same thing happen with mine. Luckily in a moment of clarity I put it in the shower of my basement bathroom after I pitched the starter. It contained most of the explosion. I usually put my fermenters under my bar. That would have been a disaster.