nobody here has done this but I figured my
stupidity was noteworthy enough to spread across the internet.
I made a Scotch Ale a few months ago. A big, malty...beast! Used tons of patience, a first and seconday fermentation, and a LOOOOOOOOng time in the bottle before cracking it open.
Great color, perfect head, smelled yummy. Taste?
Didn't like it.
There was some sort of sweetness that tasted...well, weird. It was what I perceived as infected.
Let it sit another month or so.
A couple of days before a friend was about to come over to bottle and brew, I tasted it again. Same thing.
So I dumped it.
All but one bottle.
Figgered I needed bottles for that days brew, made room in the cellar, blah, blah, blah. Scratch it off to improper sanitation.
Friend comes over. I open the one left and pour a taste for him with all kinds of disclaimers, warnings, etc.
He likes it!!
I told him what I'd done and he says, "Hell, I'da happily drunk it for you!"
So, boys and gorillas, let this be a lesson for you: Just because it didn't taste the way you wanted doesn't mean it's bad. Always check with a trusted advisor before doing something stupid and permanent. (Like before you get that really cool
HTH. Back to your regularly scheduled nonsense.