JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a dark brown to purple. No carbonation. The aroma has everything the name says, dark chocolate, orange peel, port wine. Complex and deep flavors. Definitely a sweet mead and one to sit and savor amongst friends (exactly what I did). Thick, sticky mouthfeel. This is one delicious mead.
Kristophe (29) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, thanks Jeff! Pours dark reddish, almost purple. Both aroma and taste is magnificent, very reminiscent of the candy "Romerska Bĺgar" (Roman bows?), don’t know if it exists outside of Sweden. Anyway it’s like drinking orange-chocolate milk. Super tasty, one of the best I’ve had from Kuhnhenn.
writerljberg (650) - Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Todd. Stoked to try this!
A: Dark purple with slight bubbles. Leggy.
N: Port, grapes, orange, honey, and chocolate. A confection.
T: Tastes exactly like a tootsie roll, in a good way.
M: Very sticky, but somehow drinkable.
O: Fantastic. This is a delightful dessert. Never cloying, and all the flavors blend and elevate.
douglas88 (5827) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unearthed artifact thanks to Todd. Really Kuhnhenn produces some of the coolest stuff out there. Pours a clear reddish amber color with low bubbly action. A big sweet nose of port, oranges and mostly chocolates. The flavor is almost totally a tootsie roll, massive sweetness, oranges, super sweet honey. Very odd. Good.
neepsntatties (1170) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...cloudy ruby with a thin white head. Nose...fruity, grainy and rather like a moistened bitch! Palate...suh-weeeet! And orangey, and dry, and deeeeelighful! The sweetness does not surrender and the orange doesn’t either! The finish is long and somewhat cloying, but not overt.
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handbottle at home - Thanks to Blafa. Clear deep reddiwh - no head. Chocolate, light almond, orange, perfumed notes, aroma ok old mans candy port notes, light earthy, honey, light citrus, vanilla, light wooden dryness, chocolate aftertaste. Nice.
burg326 (3543) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep amber color from the bottle with aromas of chocolate, light citrus, light cherry, and some oak. Flavors arec chocolate covered oranges with some light sherry, and cherry notes, not overly sweet but a solid mead overall.
GT2 (8269) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by MrBubbler at Woodshop 8. Thank you! Pours a clear, inky red with nice alcohol legs. Nose is cherry ginger soda, cherry cordial. Taste sweet cherry, old Tootsie roll. Bizarre combo. Seemingly stale taste. Palate isn’t as rich as expected.
biggsbowler (256) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - pours a brownish red. Smells of orange and sweet chocolate like a Grand Mariner. The taste is like an orange tootsie roll. I love this mead so much!!!
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_angst_ (2588) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you lionsandbeer! Pours clear deep bluish red with no head worth mentioning. Smell is sweet with dark honey, graham crackers, port wine, bitter chocolate, orange zest, alcohol, raisins, orange juice and chocolate cake. Taste is very tiny sweet, fruity tart with dark honey, port wine, moist wood, bitter chocolate, dark bread, alcohol, raisins, red fruit hard candy, chocolate cake and orange zest. Mouthfeel is round, slightly fruity tart and medium to full bodied. Finish is fruity tart with dark bread, dark honey, port wine, bitter chocolate, chocolate cake, orange juice, hay and moist wood. I was almost blown away by this. Very complex and tasty.