crossovert (4563) - Wisconsin, 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 (8480) - 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 (3360) - 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 (3574) - 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.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Kyle! Pours a clear deep amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of coffee with a nice honey note and a hint of barrel underlying. Flavor starts with sweet honey and a bit of BCS with a nice growing coffee note that melds well with the BCS note.
Hopper (813) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml blue bottle. Pours a brown color, still liquid. Aroma has chocolate, coffee roast, and some vanilla. This smells like dessert. The taste is interesting, like someone mixed a mead with Bourbon County Stout which seems to work together. The coffee is the first thing you taste then the honey sweetness shows up along with some vanilla. The coffee adds a bitterness profile as well. It says it’s sweet and it is. I would not want to drink anymore than what comes in the bottle.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle mail ordered from the brewery. Tasted side-by-side with a 2011 BCS. Pours a richer dark iced tea hue. Darkness in the middle, some touches of loose bubbles. Faint lace. Aromas are richer oak, vanilla, and bourbon. Coffee beans, gentle roast, toast. Kisses of cocoa, vanilla. Toffee, more used coffee grounds. Good fresh aromas, richer barrel, vanilla. Initial is medium bodied, a touch of thickness, sweeter honey and touches of coffee. Roast, some toffee. Vanilla, oak, gentle spirit grows. Honey sweetness is a bit thick. Touches of oak, vanilla, and barrel. Gentle apple, honey. Coffee grounds, a bit older, a touch of hazelnut, nutty earth. Kiss of cherry, honey, grass. Finish is a bit sticky, oak, coffee. Not hot, a bit sweet overall. Good barrel flavors, nice to try. The Goose influence is mellow, well integrated spirit, vanilla and wet oak. Coffee is firm. Nice mead and interesting, unique.
drewbeerme (3644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Adam! Pours brown with no head. Aroma sweet caramelly honey, nutty, coffee, hazelnuty, booze. Flavors sweet honey and nutty, vanilla, coffee. Kailua-esque. Pretty tasty.
Bacterial (416) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - pours a viscous clear brown. Coffee dominates the nose with some floral honey notes. Coffee, complex honey, bourbon heat, toffee, vanilla and tannin wood notes from the barrel. Really, really fine - mead can be an amazing thing and the B. Nektar guys are masters. This would be fun to have alongside some coffee BCS!
Ibrew2or3 (5761) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to MeadMe for this one! It pours clear amber with some nice legginess along the inside of the glass. The aroma is sweet honey and then booze with a bit of earthiness around the edges. The taste has rich yummy coffee mixed with sweet honey nectar and then a modest degree of barrel booze notes. Solid mix that stays harmonious from beginning to end.