Kit mixup?

I recieved the ‘Amercian Rye Ale’ kit for Xmas which has a description of ‘medium-light body with modest bitterness’. However, after mashing I noticed that the wort is black like a stout, has a bit of a burnt smell and has oak cubes for later addition.

Does anyone know if this is the right kit?

doesn’t sound like it.

I think you got the rebel rye porter instead.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/rebe ... rains.html