cazort (484) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow wow wow. Just wow. I wasn’t expecting to like this one. It has an intense honey aroma, hiding behind a very dark, malty brew. Very sweet, but much less sweet than the aroma suggests. One of the few beers that is this sweet that I actually enjoyed. Honestly, not very beer-like, but quite delightful. Aroma is mostly floral and fruity, dominated by the honey tones, but with a background of dark malt. Noticeably alcoholic but exceptionally smooth for its high alcohol content. Very well-executed. Expect something very different though if you try this one.
jake65 (2508) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to Jstax. Dark chestnut in color with a thin ring of creamy beige head. Nose is unassuming, malty, and sweet. Light honey is evident. Good balance of malt to sweet, light roast, and honey. Lingering sticky finish. Not a style (braggot) that I’m very familiar with, so it’s hard to tell, but good for what it is, I think.
travita (3637) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog bottle thanks to so many good ratebeerians. The look is clear, thin tan head, and brown in color. The smell is caramel, sweet, fruits, and honey. The taste is sweet, alcohol, honey, and eh.
harrymel (1432) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown with a solid sheet of peanut foam. Smells like honey (as the label says), and profoundly so; there are some nougat and raisin notes in the nose as well. There are some nice things going on with the malt here, some graham (again, in the nose).
Tastes sweet and...makes my face twitch. Whew, way too sweet with nasty acetone and alcohol flavors. The raisins in the nose come thru here with a fury, and with brown sugar and granola. I really don’t dig this profile.
Thin with heavy carb. Semi dry finish.
This beer is substantially more disappointing than I had expected. I really am hit and miss with Weyerbacher, but this is not appropriate for my mouth.
Serving type: bottle
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours deep dark brown almost black with a sudsy frothy khaki head that dissipates to a thin soapy film and lingering lacing. Aroma is rich roasted malt some licorice coming through and underlying coffee/cocoa scents. Not really any noticeable honey scents. Taste has more anise/licorice flavors with honey roasted malt slight smokiness and hidden coffee peanut brittle some chocolate/toffee. Palate is full slightly sticky good carbonation and a warming dry finish. As this warms the honey really shows well along with some spice and alcohol. Pretty tasty!
merc7186 (1642) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep Mahogany Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Mild Off White Head, Some Lacing
S: Raisins, Plums, Honey
T: Raisins, Honey, Sweet Bread
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Heavy Bodied, Sweet, Mildly Dry
Overall, a solid Braggot Ale that tastes very similar to a sweet quad, good beer.
artmcd8 (1211) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a caramel brown color. Aroma of caramel, raisins and alcohol. Alcohol dominates the taste with sweetness from the honey.
EricTeusink (540) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure I realized this was mead until I went to rate this. I assumed it was American Strong Ale. Pours deep dark brown with a light tan head. Scent is molasses and booze. Medium heavy body with more carbonation than I expected. Flavors starts out sweet and stays sweet. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA
jkwalking05 (3366) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Brown in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of honey and malt. Taste is of honey, booze and malt.
GTAEgeek (1022) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brick Store Sweet Sixteen Party. Dark pour, with next to no head. The aroma is sour cherries, molasses, black bread, and strong honeysuckle. The flavor is very sweet, with a little sour note in the finish. The body is medium, silky, and very acidic. Overall, this is a strange, sour, but tasty beer.
weihenweizen (1476) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chilled 12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Pours light brown. Aroma is sweet dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit, honey, and molasses. Is this a dark strong Belgian ale or mead.