So the initial brew would have been good except for two factors that played into our demise:
The carboy was not airtight (still can't figure out what happened) so now we are upgrading to a REAL fermentation system
The bottles did not seal airtight for some reason. Same thing, not exactly sure why this didn't come out correctly but we are working on finding a solution soon.
And I will post some pictures soon, our "photographer" decided to bust out his iPhone after a few pours of Bourbon and some antics soon followed. Including a 300 style fight waged between myself and Lawrence, a fellow brewer.
Pot covers and whisks are excellent Spartan shields and swords.