gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle thanks to _angst_! Sampled on November 19, 2013.
Label state 14% ABV.
Clear dark brown color, no head, some oily legs. Vinous, sweet, alcohol, coffee scent. Sweet, raisin, vanilla, alcohol taste. Coffee, also dry grainy aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
The coffee disturbs me, as do the too potent alcohol.
_angst_ (2255) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2013 Bottle received in trade. Thank you rfraga7! Pours dark golden brown with no head worth mentioning. Smell is sweet with dark honey, charred wood, dark roast coffee, bourbon, hay, vanilla fudge, toffee, caramelized almonds, sherry, solvents and bees wax. Taste is sweet and tiny sour with caramel, bourbon, dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, hay, dried pine needles, charred wood, lemon zest, sherry and alcohol. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, round and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet with dark roast coffee, sherry, bourbon, honey, dried pine needles and alcohol. Weird, interesting and tasty...
Marsiblursi (2974) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours copper brown. Coffee, honey, bourbon and flower nectar. Sweet and sticky. A sipper. Near full bodied.
rlgk (8978) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Dark brown color, almost no head. Solvent aroma, glue, roasted notes, chocolate. Roasted flavor, fruity, roasted, glue, solvent notes, paint, sherry, some vinous notes. Rather bad, I’m afraid.
ICEatALAMO (846) - Troy, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour is copper. The aroma has some very faint hints of coffee and bourbon. The taste reminds me of brandy, very nice and warm.
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tom10101 (2079) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (375 ml). Shared by Pier-Luc & Julien, thanks guys! DISCLAIMER: This is only my 2nd Mead ever and I didn’t really liked my first either( Kuhnhenn Espresso Mead) so maybe I just don’t like Mead at all. Reddish brown with no head and no lacing. Aroma of coffee, hazelnut, honey and floral notes (reminds me of some average Brown Ale). Taste is heavily sweet with, again, a ton of coffee, honey, floral notes and light nutty presence. Medium body. This is complex, but there’s just too much coffee and I think the mix of coffee and honey make this barely drinkable.
crossovert (6081) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting idea, its just super boozy, the cocoa, bourbon, and malt notes all have been infused.
Koelschtrinker (9858) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Weicher, sehr süßer Antrunk. Kaffee, minimaler Alkohol, gleichzeitig sehr süffig. Vanille, wenig Bourbon, süß. Unsüffig aber sehr lecker. /12/7/12/14/12
tkrjukoff (3822) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle huge thanks to Greg. Pours nicely brown clear. Aroma is extremely intense sweet coffee honey and floral, adding bourbon impy and vanilla coconut too. Flavor is just like aroma an explosion and mix of all flavors in a well balanced mix, very velvety, nicely boozy and with so nice earthy tones; almost like a wet pot of flowers. Finishes longlived coffee vanilla sweet warming alcohol.
boFNjackson (4001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ a recent bottleshare... Poured clear brownish with no head. Nose had so much coffee and barrel character. Flavor wise was similar, but so much sweetness added into the mix. This tasted awesome. Coffee, barrel, sweet honey mead. Can’t go wrong with this delectable beverage.