Steve_0 (2822) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Pour is light copper with a slight pink tint and no head. Heavy, over-roasted coffee, slight chili, stale grounds, compost, and espresso in the aroma. Taste is stale coffee, over-roasted espresso, and stale bread; not good. Medium mouthfeel with no carbonation. Bleh.
cgarvieuk (14912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in hotel room bodegraven 2014... Deep copper... Massive coffee roast... Soft honey nose... Soft alcohol honey... Massive dry coffee... Soft mellow fruits... Massive coffee
HonusWagner (1511) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has an impressive amount of coffee hanging around for such an old mead. Creates a weird juxtaposition between the honey sweetness and the sort of earthy coffee tones, not bad but not great.
keanex (1491) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with a sticker stamped: 1220511.
Appearance: The body is an amber to copper with a velvety haze.
Aroma: The aroma is huge and distinct of coffee while my glass is near a foot away. Up close the aroma reminds me of mild vanilla with huge earthy iced coffee aromas. Gosh the aroma is so incredible with so much coffee.
Taste: The intro is of mild honey but develops into a slightly bitter/sour cold black coffee flavor with a chewy underlying sugar flavor. The intro is really bland, but once this kicks in it’s like a black iced coffee with too much sugar. The finish lingers slightly sour like old coffee.
Palate: Near thick with no carbonation.
Overall: Maybe this is too old, I’m guessing it’s from 2011, as the coffee has become a bit stale and sour, but this is probably amazing fresh. The coffee aroma is surreal.
Drake (8657) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
375 mL bottle. Pours a dark bronze color. Weak legs. Aroma of rich coffee, fruity notes, chocolate and mild honey. The taste is coffee, honey, citrus. earth. Medium bodied, moderate booze. Weird, and I’m not yet sold on coffee mead, but its not horrible.
Kristophe (29) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home, thanks Ramy! Copper color, very good looking as always from B. Nektar. Aroma is heavy burnt and a pretty big amount of coffee, honey and spices in the background. Taste is unfortunately kind of weak, and not as much coffee as expected. Pretty much honey, but not enough to make this mead as good as it is fun. It is pretty fun, though.
cheap (4160) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
from a bottle at vintage. darker brown watery look. smells like mild coffee. taste is ooo-wee, coffee fer sure. coffee flavored honey wine, what else can be said. better than most coffee beers. reminds me a little of grampa’s whisky in coffee brew.
77ships (4210) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
THX! for sharing this one Sebletitje. 375 ml. Neon Purple B. Nektar bottle done by 2 sort-of. Pours a coffee / copper shaded amber with no head. Nose is HUGE coffee, like being inside a coffee roastery and pushing your nose into the coffee, its BIG, very strongly roasted, lightly burned, heavy, light wild, touch herbal honey and sugar, thick sweetness underneath. Taste is luckily less crazily heavy on the coffee – might have been interesting and apparently was a bit like that when fresh – sweet honey taste with very thick camomile sweetness, crystallized sugar, wild thistles and flowers, lots of coffee rushing in, very strong dominant coffee, lots of it, very well roasted, coffee bitterness in the back. Body is not a thick as suggested,… Very enjoyable and I am not much of a coffee lover.
JulienHuxley (3332) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour, still. Aroma of cold coffee, quite potent coffee at that. Peppery chile notes as well, honey, floral aromas. Taste is sweet, light alcohol warmth, lots of coffee, no mistake there. Palate is warming with a med-dry finish. Tasty.
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Bacterial! Light tan pour, no carbonation and an aroma of Kahlua and amaretto. Flavor is a bit of coffee, plenty of honey and green pepper notes. Interesting mead, but I just can’t get past the green pepper.
portableparty (1941) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jeff! Pours calm murky honey color. Aroma is strong coffee and dry grounds. Taste is crazy coffee very strong and then the warm sweet honey shows. Palate is full and slick with a drying warm finish.