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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
Ethiopian Harrar coffee is one of the oldest coffee beans still produced and is known for its distinctive fruity, wine flavor. To make this mead we cold-soaked 6 lbs of it for 48 hours to extract as much of the wonderful flavor and aroma as possible. Roastmaster and all-around coffee nut, Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo (owner of Chazzano), provided his consultation for this first collaboration between the two Ferndale, MI companies. The coffee was selected to pair perfectly with the earthy Michigan wildflower honey. Serve at cellar temperature.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting 12, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Pour is light copper with a slight pink tint and no head. Heavy, over-roasted coffee, slight chili, stale grounds, compost, and espresso in the aroma. Taste is stale coffee, over-roasted espresso, and stale bread; not good. Medium mouthfeel with no carbonation. Bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (14082) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle during RBWG GT. Pours a clear copper with small off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is roast, honey, spice. Medium body, honey, light roast, nice booze, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (3348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2015
From notes. Enjoyed on September 19 at Travis house. Poured from a 375 mL bottle. The pour is a darker reddish orange color with no head or lace to be found. The aroma is really hot on the front end, and then it morphs into detectable things. There is a nice honey sweetness that couples with a lighter than expected coffee. There is a little roast hidden in there as well, but the honey sweetness is the forefront. The flavor is much of the same. The coffee does not taste as good as it smells. There is a burnt roast here that drowns out the honey a bit before the booze takes over and remains pretty warm on the finish. It does come off syrupy in the mouth feel, but Im not sure how a coffee mead should hold up. It seems like its a different thing for me. There is almost no carbonation, and the aftertaste is lingeringly sweet, backed up by a burnt coffee and a lingering booze.. It wasnt terrible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1344) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a reddish orange. The aroma is honey and bitter coffee. The taste is a nice mix of honey and coffee, but the coffee is not overpowering. Has some heat to it as well. Good mead. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Clear reddish-brown pour, still. Aroma is a mix of ashy, burnt coffee and earthy honey. Tastes really bad. Old burnt coffee and very sweet honey doesnt make a good combo. I know this bottle is at least a couple years old now so maybe its aged poorly. Its barely drinkable right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tchaos (428) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2015
375 ml bottle courtesy of brad. Pours a translucent brown. Nose of coffe and fruit. Taste follows with a honey finish. Coffee has held up fairly well over time, but some of the acidity has faded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (7066) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Clear golden brown. Aromas of bitter coffee, roast, honey. Tastes of coffee, honey, roast. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Interesting combination.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rdixon77 (2678) - Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Tasted at RBWG. Floral honey, coffee, and burn. Not balanced well and not my type of mead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7456) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at RBWG grand tasting, Tampa
Clear amber, no head or lacing. Aroma is spicy and honey. Taste of honey and floral

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14833) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle - Burnt coffee. Clear gold. Sweet honey and burnt coffee. Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Tasted during RBWG grand tasting. Thanks to Ferris. Clear orange amber color. Little white head, some bits of lace. Really awesome coffee, honey. Moderate to bigger sweet taste. Bigger body, kind of slick. Fun, very enjoyable mead. It works.

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