Will bitterness eventually settle out of an aged beer?
I just kegged a honey amber ale that was in the primary for 5 weeks. I used 1/2 oz of Galena hops at the beginning of the boil. Finished with 1oz of Fuggles the last 2 minutes of the boil (per instructions) I smell no hops in the aroma and it is REALLY bitter. So much so, that it overpowers the flavor.
I used Fermcap (couple of drops) on this batch and I have heard that it will add extra bitterness.
This isn't the bitterness you would get with an over hoppy beer but, like a bitter coffee almost.