I made the white house honey porter with the northern brewer kit. It tastes bitter, bland, just a sad beer. My guests faces puckered, it isn't skunky, it is bitter and maybe even a tiny bit sour.
We brewed it to spec, it fermented like crazy... but that's when things got crazy, I put it outside. It was finally cold out, I live on an Island, it never gets cold, it was a dream come true, I could ferment at 65f which never happens. I didn't think about the light, it's the only thing I can come up with that I did wrong, it saw day light while in a brew pale during primary, never direct sunlight, but certainly not dark. Could my exposing it to day time light conditions sealed away in the brew pale cause it to go bad? I moved it to secondary and then it sat in the dark.
It really is bad, and that's sad, I was going to bring it out for a party next week. I'm really beating myself up here trying to figure out what went wrong. I have to think it was the light, it's really the only thing I did that was not normal.