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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Black Raspberry mead made with Wildflower honey & infused with & Bee Coffee Roasters Espresso. Aged in Angel’s Envy Bourbon Barrels for 14 months.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (3298) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle. Thanks Darsh! Aroma is amazing. Huge honey and raspberry, subtle espresso and red grapes. Tastes like jammy raspberry and espresso, loads of smooth bourbon, red wine finish. A tad thin in the body but this is delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6273) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Courtesy of tectactoe Bottle: The aroma consists of big coffee, raspberry, bourbon, alcohol, honey, and a touch of smoke. It?s a a deep purplish-red with some transparency and no head. There are some decent legs left behind after a couple swirls. The flavor starts with moderate raspberry and light honey. The finish has light coffee, faint burnt flavors, bourbon, and vinous notes. It?s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1850) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle shared by Chris. The pour is a deep bloody red color with a thin collar of pink head and no lace. The aroma is heavy coffee and raspberry. The coffee dominates. The flavor is heavy booze and rolls through the raspberries. The coffee is big on the back end, and finishes hard. The mouth feel is thin and light with a soft carbonation and a great lingeringly fruity aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tchaos (428) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2015
500ml bottle from the meadery. Pours a deep purple-red with a wisp of carbonation. Aroma is earthy, tannic, fruity...taste is a nice balance of deep fruit, mild honey, earthy, spicy coffee. The barrel, in some magic fashion, helps balance out the contrast of the fruit and coffee, which fight ever so slightly in the base -- in the imperial version, things are rounded and softened a bit. Very solid mead -- New Day keeps making more of an impact on my mead radar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2439) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle...Pour is dark red with a white head..Nosebis coffee, spice, musty,..Taste is spice, musty, honey, barrel, juicy, coffee, fruits..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2349) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Sugary artificial raspberry, like you find in a jelly filled donut. Boozy red wine, oak. Dry, almost stale coffee. I prefer the regular version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pour out of growler, thick oily blackish-purple pour, no head still pour. Aroma brought notes of dark raspberry, oak, cocoa into thick coffee, the bourbon comes in with some vanilla, touch of honey, slight spice, a bit muddled. Taste is a mix of honey, chocolate, espresso bean into a bit of coffee bean, some raspberry and berry notes into some honey, more bourbon and almost a sour grainy note, finishing slightly bitter, sweet. The flavors are a bit muddled, prefer the original version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Darshaun. Brilliant color of red wine, translucent & topped with a pink & lavender stained head that evaporates into nothing literally within seconds of pouring. Huge legs on the glass when swirled. Looks like wine. Aroma is so damn unique, hard to describe. Definitely get the underlying notes of juicy raspberry, along with cherry, red grape, & a moderate red wine sting. Some dry wood notes along the edges. HUGE, dry-ass coffee beans layered over the top of everything with a slight roasty char in the very back-end. No "bourbon" on the nose. Flavor is in the same caliber of uniqueness. Flavors of raspberry pie filling, both sweet & lightly acidic with softer tones of cherry, Pinot Noir, burnt coffee beans, dry staves of old wood, & a mild kiss of vanilla towards the end. There’s a moderate honey-like sweetness mid-palate, but this mead dries things out insanely well in the finish, leaving a mostly tannic & dry, woody aftertaste. Bordering on astringent, but it stops just shy. I’ve had nothing like this. Really tasty & certainly unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle: Thanks Secret Santa

The bourbon barrel is noticeable but plenty of base mead very much present. Very warming alcohol that is not as sweet nor quite as fruity as non BA version... A tad more coffee around the edges. Be honest I like the non Imperialized version better but this is still tasty enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at FOBAB 2014, numbers are right, descriptions are difficult to read. Poured purple. Crazy coffee sweet berry all over.

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