Originally Posted by normnmiles
I'm in the same boat but my wife talked me down from the cliff. We are waiting for Sunday afternoon.
Question: How does it the taste compared to any samples before bottling? I wasn't too impressed with my samples but know from the forums that samples are not always representative of the finished beer so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
So, my samples tasted pretty great, but they weren't as sweet. I think that is because the beer isn't done conditioning and some of the priming sugar hasn't been eaten by the yeast. I have to say other than the sweetness, the beer does seem to have a way cleaner taste than the samples I tried before conditioning (less yeasty, and no sulfur smell). I drank my second beer and realized that although the beer has really good carbonation, it probably will benefit from more conditioning time to make the beer a bit less sweet and make the carbonation last longer. But the conditioning has helped my beer's flavor so far so hopefully it will help yours too.