GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a tasting. Deep red pour with fine legs upon swirl. Insanely boozy nose with almost straight bourbon morphing into dark cherry pie. Taste is a mix of bourbon, dark cherry, mild chocolate, and hints of tootsie roll. Quite the dark and chocolately mead, but I’m not sure if I’m on board.
BiiruBierBeer (945) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Boozy smell. Taste is alcohol with malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Medium body with a big amount of alcohol heat.
koleminer20 (2460) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. Enjoyed on September 19 at Travis’ house. This was poured side by side to Chazzano, and it wasn’t even close. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a nice medium to dark clear brown with a couple hints of some head, but nothing there. The aroma is heavy on coffee with a nice honey sweetness before the oak and vanilla come through from the barrel. There is a little char, and perhaps a hint of roast coming from the oak itself. There is a little booze here, but much better than the base. The flavors mimic it pretty well. It’s a lot smoother than Chazzano. The coffee is reserved, and the honey offers a nice sweetness. It’s really balanced with the nice bourbon notes that come from the barrel. There is a hint of vanilla on the back end. The mouth feel is syrupy and thick, with no carbonation. The aftertaste is lingeringly sweet with a touch of coffee and a hint of actual Bourbon County Stout carrying it away. I like it.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark brown colored, almost no head. Solvent, glue, chocolate aroma. Roasted, fruity, glue flavour. Strange not very nice...
50belair (3380) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown pour. Loads of booze in the nose. So boozy with honey and melon backbeats. Dark malt characteristics. Average body and mouthfeel.
biggsbowler (596) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Pours an opaque brown. Nose is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon, caramel, and toffee. Taste is sweet, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, malty, toffee. Rich and decadent.
tchaos (428) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Pours clear tan. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, and booze. Taste is coffee forward, medium body, with Honey and barrel characteristics. My favorite coffee mead to date.
burg326 (5370) - Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a brownish red color with aromas of booze, vanilla, light earth with coffee and chocolate and a touch of sweetness. Flavors are coffee, booze, vanilla, light earth and some light honey. This is one hell of a barrel aged mead liked the concept and it did not disappoint.
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Julie says very very wow and boozey um it is very sweet may not have aged well not as coffee as she thought it would be she gives a 3.5
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle shared by TheAlum or some other goofball up in my room at RBSG. Pours a clear reddish color with no head. Big bourbon throughout this one, with cherry, oak, toast, brown sugar, coffee, chocolate, and honey. Very warming and boozy. Medium-full bodied, with low carbonation and a coating mouthfeel. Decadent. My kind of thing.