gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Haket, Göteborg, on January 30, 2016.
Black color, dark brown head. Bourbon, alcohol, raisin taste. Mellow, smooth mouthfeel, no bitterness. Very nice! Some sweet aftertaste. Bourbon, vanilla scent.
Nocturne (1594) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Black with small dark brown head. Strange and complex aroma. Lots of bourbon, soy sauce, meaty umami flavours, blackberry, leather. Taste is sweet, rich, sticky, more soy sauce, molasses. Doesn’t feel close to 15% but not one I’d want to drink every night. Interesting.
Yorker (1932) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a small tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, honey, and ash - with an alcoholic and sweet finish.
s_hartshorne (2571) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle brewdog Sheffield. Black tan head. Amazing aroma honey prunes figs fruits choc liquorice molasses peat smoke dark malts. Taste is same great honey sweetness lots of abv good bitter smokey finish. Good oily body. Wow this stuff is very special at 34 pound a pint I would say this is more than worth it!!
jackafholmes (944) - - SEP 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from brew dog, sheffield. Pitch dark brown with no head (this is my first mead). Amazing, Aroma is smoky sweet and rich like a bbq belly pork. Taste is honey sweet with smokey slight bitterness. Tingly Aroma with thick oily body.
gunnfryd (13799) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is honey, coffee, sugar. Flavour is honey, roasted, coffee, cocoa, alcohol, sugar. Weird mead, but still interesting.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with little head. Thick aroma, lots of dried fruit, prunes, raisins, roasty as well, chocolate and molasses. Very rich flavour, dried fruit, molasses and licorice. Very sweet. Delish
AshtonMcCobb (4825) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh shared with BenH, James Tulloch and allmyvinyl.
Appearance - oily and gloopy and opaque black with very little head.
Nose - rubber and liquorice. Then raisins and plums in booze.
Taste - rubber again going into charcoal and eventually liquorice. Then prunes in armagnac. Then dry and charcoal again.
Palate - tangy and mouthcoating yet dry. Sweet in texture yet eventually balanced. Strange but enticing.
Overall - complex and challenging. Is this really mead?
jamestulloch (3015) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at BrewDog, Edinburgh. Black body with no head. Aroma of vanilla, soy sauce, honey, Marmite and sweet tobacco. Flavour of burnt brown sugar, roasted malts and honey. Full body with a sticky, almost gloopy texture. Light carbonation. A rich beer, but I found it to be too boozy and sweet to be enjoyable
allmyvinyl (8678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brewdog. Pours jet black, engine oil gloop, thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, honey, charcoal. Taste is rich, sweet, warming, more coffee and bourbon notes. Light booziness but surprisingly light for the strength. Lots going on. Fruity notes come through at the end. Long finish into the night. Not sure it was worth the price tag, but good.