I didn't taste it... was afraid it might be too sticky to drink... or kill me . I did notice that the day previous to checking the gravity I shook the heck out of the fermenter. The next day, there was a buildup of gunk in the air lock... gelatenous looking stuff all throughout the fermenter, too. The top layer of the cylinder had a slight, sticky film on top when I did a hydrometer reading. I'm guessing the entire beer is like this. Also, of note, when I shook the fermenter, I took off the air lock so the cheap vodka inside wouldn't suck back into the fermenter. So what is being suggested is that this beer might be drinkable??? It looks normal when all the gunk settles. It has alcohol in it... so the assumption is it won't make me sick.