Sounds like my experience with Wyeast Irish Ale. I don't recall having that bad of a smell, though. I think I remember posting a question on here about some sort of "Alien looking landscape" or something that was floating around in my beer.
Long story, short...the Irish Red came out awesome! The yeast, though, definitely frightened someone doing their first batch ever!
Planning: 4 Bines IPA, Heights #10 Irish Red