koleminer20 (1545) - 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 (3167) - 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 (580) - 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 (406) - 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 (5093) - 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 (481) - 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 (8215) - 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.
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
808s n FartRates review #10, courtesy of course of the Alum
Pours still with a dark purple color.
The aroma is very coffee and vanilla forward with lots of sweet berries and bourbon.
The flavor is strikingly akin to Bourbon County Stout, but of course with some of those fun fruity mead-y notes of blackberry & honey. The roastiness of the coffee is fantastic here though and the coffee is very well presented.
jcnielsen (2864) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at RBSG. Pours a hazy brown color with white head. Coffee, bourbon, with sweet fruit