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Honey Sun Iqhilika African Transkei Gold Coffee
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Brewed by Makana Meadery
Style: Mead
Grahamstown, South Africa

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Pure & rich African mead with coffee. Infused with the rarest of African coffee from the Wild Coast of South Africa.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours gold. Nose and taste of coffee, honey, vanilla and beeswax. Medium body. Finishes sweet with a touch of coffee. Decent.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"haven’t had a mead in a while, so the slightly alcoholic uber sweetness was a bit of a slap in the face, but this is an enjoyable warming libation. coffee is strong in the aroma and flavor. even after getting used to it, it’s almost TOO sweet, but the coffee and honey work well together."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Still golden pour. Aroma is baked apples, pears, earth and coffee notes. Flavor is medium sweet with apples, honey pears, earthiness and coffee. Moderately dry finish and no real noticeable alcohol. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1582) - Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2013
750 ml. bottle,thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours an old gold to amber clear. Aroma is honey, spice, coffee. The taste is honey mead with coffee, I do taste the coffee, interesting. As far as meads go this is good, never had a coffee one before, and it was decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2013
750 ml corked bottle. Pours still copper. Aroma is vinegar, coffee and that’s about it. Taste is a little rotten; tastes a little like black coffee spiked with fermented honey; raisins come out as it warms. Mouthfeel is syrupy like any mead should be. I’ve had a lot better, that is for certain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
750ml bottle shared by jtclockwork-still-gold. A-honey, earthy, roast. T-honey, herbal, earthy, roast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6410) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle @ Home, courtesy of Henriksoegaard. Pours amber, no head, leaving nice lacings. Aroma of honey, plums, raisins, light coffee. Flavor is honey, sweet dark fruits, light woodnotes, coffee beans. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. 070113

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Notes from 6/12. 5oz sampler glass from Sunset Grill. Clear, golden amber color. Slightly dull though. Scent of smokey coffee, tobacco, & earthy honey sweetness. The honey was a bit overshadowed, now that I think about it. Taste is mild citric honey & brown sugar. Maybe something nutty. Coffee flavor is second runnings, bland coffee. Not bitter or burnt thankfully, but boring, & the honey isn’t bold enough to try & make up for it. Slightly sappy texture initially, turning very thin. No crazy off flavors & mellow alcohol keep it tolerable. Coffee meads do seem to work, but not this one.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
Corked bottle, courtesy of Jan (fonefan)
Golden color. Some aroma of coffee and honey, indeed weird; it smells like an ashtray. Very weird flavor too, honey and coffee, ashy.
Strange idea.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Zita (4924) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2012
coffee bean aroma,golden, clear, none,light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, dry alcoholic coffee beans finish, not nice.


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