Originally Posted by slystarnes
Sounds good. I tasted mine right after brew (from my hydrometer tube) and it was pretty good. Pretty aggressive honey flavor, but not too bad. I assume that will mellow over the processing time. I can't wait. I believe the real thing comes out Nov. 1, so I hope I can keep a few of mine around long enough to see how it compares!
Well, my bottles have been conditioning about 2 weeks so I sampled a couple of bottles and they are not quite fully carbed yet. That said, they still tasted really really good! Your comment about the agressive honey flavor is the one critique I would have for my batch. It was quite sweet so I am probably going to cut back on the amount of honey I add in my next batch from 1.5 lbs to just 1 lb. Outside of that, the spices were not too overpowering and it was a very smooth drinking beer.
Going to give it another week to condition and see how much the flavor improves over time with this beer!