This past Saturday I decided to brew a porter. Went to the local brew shop, picked up ingredients per John Palmers Port O'Palmer recipe and during checkout the girl asked me if I want to mill the specialty grains there, which I proceeded to do.
How might this relate to the topic I posted about here? Well when the girl clerk asked me if I wanted to mill my grains, I immediately realized I had not milled or crushed the grains I steeped for my first batch. I tried one of the beers today - a bit early, but it still tastes off, but I can now explain the off-flavor a bit better: hops. All I taste is the bitterness and hoppy character of the beer. No maltiness, no sweetness, just hoppy bitterness and nothing else.
I will let the remaining bottles sit for a bit and drink them over time as all recommended, but is there any hope for this batch considering this flaw?