85 degrees?! Another good reason to run off, cool your wort to proper pitching temps and pitch a proper amount of yeast. How's your head retention on this batch? I recon if you got it cooled down quick enough you kept the fusels at a minimum but I still have to wonder that no matter how well the beer turned out if it could have even been better had you cooled your wort first to 70 degrees and pitched only a quarter of the slurry.
Agreed! I ran my water through a pre-chiller and then ran the wort through a plate chiller, and it still didn't cool it enough!
Anyway, I miraculously did not get any fusels, nor any detectable esters, and head retention is nice - it's really a great beer!....it was probably 30 minutes by the time I got the ale cooled to 75 and probably another 12 before I got it to a fermentation temp of 62. My guess is that the 2 week plus fermentation with such a high amount of active yeast cleaned up any off flavors.