Another thought. I did add the pack of US-05 after 8 hours of no appearent growth phase with the reused 3787 starter. So, maybe I just really underpitched this beer. Even if I waited 3 days later to add the 1lb of honey. I don't think I got those flavors from the honey. Maybe it is the fuesal alcohols bringing the pepermint and clove. Just thought I would get something else there from these hops too.
So you pitched the 3787 and after 8 hours of minimal activity you threw in US-05? How did your previous batch turn out with the 3787 Trappist Yeast? The pepper and clove sounds like the belgian yeast. I'm starting to think it has more to do with that than anything else.
Besides the Pilsner malt, what did your grainbill look like? It almost sounds like the flavors you were looking for with the hops got lost in the mix with the yeast phenolics.
7% Cara Vienne, 7% Bel. Biscuit, 7% Cara Munich The clove usually comes with banana & bubble gum from 3787, not peppermint, in my experience. It's almost wintergreen, really. Maybe the 3787 was really stressed from age and resulted in this, but I think I'm gonna chalk it up to fusels from ferm combined with the Rakau and Palisade. It's fading a little and I tried blending a pour 2:1 with my Citra IPA. That tasted really nice, like a Citra IIPA. I think Im gonna wait for the hot alcahols to blend out with some aging and then drop an ounce of Citra in a mesh bag in the keg.