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Kuhnhenn Sunflower Mead (6 Year Bourbon Barrel Aged)

Kuhnhenn Sunflower Mead (6 Year Bourbon Barrel Aged)
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with sunflower honey, and aged in heaven hill bourbon barrels.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Thanks, Jake. Clear, still, pale golden straw pour. Notes of honey, sugar, and flowers on the nose. Some oak, a hint of vanilla, light booze, and fruit loops. Minimal bourbon, surprisingly. Kind of bland and sweet on the palate. Lots of sugar, mild honey, and a touch of oak. Light vanilla, bourbon, and alcohol. Eh.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
[ Bottle ][ vacax ][ 375ml ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Clear white, flat pour. Nose is 100% mirin. Taste is watery, sake, bland. Super clean, almost made to pair with a specific dish as on its own it is essentially nothing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (904) - Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle at the tap room - pours clear straw, still. The bourbon notes are clearly present, tons of smoke, but it overwhelms what seems to be a delicate mead. The alcohol is masked by the cold, but starts to come through as a spicy burn once it warms. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Very light yellow pour. Hints of bourbon, oak, a tad of a floral flavor, warm alcohol, dry and pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Pours with a clear water colored body that has a slight yellow tint. The mild aroma is smooth with both honey and bourbon notes. The taste has smooth slick honey mixing with smooth bourbon booze and then more bourbon into the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
firstsip (508) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Had at Brewed in Michigan (maybe it was the 3rd year? Couldn’t find anything saying one way or the other). A bit syrupy, but balanced bourbon sweetness. Not usually my thing, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Glass at Kuhnhenn on 9/7/13. Clear gold in color with no head and slight legs. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dry white wine and honey. Vanilla and honey flavor with a dry, oaky white wine finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Pours a yellow gone with light golden hues. Aroma of vanilla, and whiskey soaked wood. Flavor is a touch more mild than the Rye. Light honey up front with a touch of earth. Nice light barreL notes oak and vanilla. Hints of whiskey but no way overpowering. Balanced and tasty. Another winner.


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