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New Day Imperial Breakfast Magpie



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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Black Raspberry mead made with Wildflower Ridge Honey (Anderson, IN) & BJava Espresso (Indianapolis, IN). Aged in W.H. Harrison Bourbon Barrels for 11 months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Nose is of coffee/raspberry dessert. Some chocolate. Taste is of jammy, dirty red fruits. Earth, burnt honey sweetness. Medium body, supple. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (2299) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Sweet, winey raspberry jam, lot of coffee on nose, dry roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Flip-top bottle - growler @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As New Day Imperial Breakfast Magpie ].
Clear dark red - purple color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy coffee - dusty coffee, moderate to light heavy raspberry and honeys. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, raspberry, honey, sweet, tart raspberry, vanilla notes. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140315]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Growler. Fresh coffee grounds, black raspberry, light oak, and alcohol aroma. Deep rich plum, good legs. Fresh coffee, sweet black raspberry, and a light subtle oak flavor. Full body, soft carbonation. This is really fantastic, but I do like the regular version a little better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1555) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
Growler sent to me by David - thanks! Pours a beautiful deep purple with a slight purple head. Nose is coffee, dark berry and oaky. Taste is wonderfully complex, sweet, lots of black raspberry character, fades into coffee and then into some nice bourbon heat. Flavors are getting deeper and more complex as my growler warms. An exceptional example of a great mead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2014
Bottle @ The Lets do a Chris O tasting. Pours black/red, nose is a bit weird but the taste is wonderful, coffee, cherry and blackberry to the fore with the honey coming through at the back end, wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours rich purple-red, no head. Roasted coffee dominates the nose, berries behind. Taste is blackberry and vanilla, some heat. Doesn’t smell like it looks, doesn’t taste like it smells. Strange but good. Another surprise from the world of mead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7421) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Craig at Craigs doing a Chris O tasting, Edingburgh (ta for the beer Craig) Saturday 15th March Lovely rich red colour, big coffee on nose, quite bizarre but works very well, tangy fruity and not too sweet. I like it a lot. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... deep red brown ... thin lacing ... dark sweet berries ...dark coffee ... lightest honey nose ... big big berry ... soft sweet roast coffee .,, massive soft cherry linger ... sweet chocolate ... this is Really odd but lovely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11905) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Draft at RBWG Asheville. Deep purple color, flat. Aroma of berries, light swet vanila. Taste is boozy berries, vanilla, coffee. Decent.

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