50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour with no head. Bourbon, coconut, and honey aromas. Honey and raspberry flavors with a roasted malt finish. Impressive.. blomster (289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown, viscous pour with little to no head. Aroma of honey, alcohol, bourbon, wood, with honey being the dominant. Also roasted malt and dark fruit. Medium to heavy sweet, light carbonation, full bodied. Definitely a sipper, a small bottle goes a long way, in our case 7 people shared the 12oz-er and everyone got enough. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye, tasted alongside 19 other meads) near black pour, sparse bubbles. Nose of honey, chocolate and bourbon. Taste of cola, bourbon, vanilla, honey, and grape. Quite complex and flavorful, with a cola-like carbonation. MeadMe (1683) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Pours dark brown. Aromas of roasted malt and rich sweet dark fruit. Loads of sweetness up front. Loads of dark fruit with hints of caramel and dark honey. Light roast and a hint of oak. Very good. Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2011
(Bottle) Pours black with almost no head. The aroma holds boat loads of floral and nutty honey with undertones of vanilla, light bourbon, light tart chocolate, hay, bready malt and perfume. A lot of things going on here but the mead tones are up front. The flavour is near heavily sweet, tiny bitter and tiny acidic. Tones of flowers, nuts, honey, light chocolate, some alcohol, some dark malt and a faint note of bourbon. The mouthfeel is round a tiny sticky with almost no carbonation. Lingering sweetness. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours black. Nose/taste of honey, chocolate covered raisins, dark fruit, bourbon, oak and roasted bitter chocolate. Medium body. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. This was part of an epic 20 mead tasting, with 16 Kuhnhenn meads on hand.
Pours a dark brown to black color with a few tan bubbles. The aroma is heavy on the chocolate with some bourbon and honey notes mixed in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of bourbon notes as well as some chocolate, honey and a little bit of soy. Medium mouthfeel. Nice, but I kind of wish the bourbon character was a little lighter. Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle courtesy the great mead trade of 2011. (thirdeye11, blutt59, mora2000.) Pours a very dark brown color with a light bit of carbonation. Aroma is woody, chocolate, bourbon, and sweet honey. Flavor is roasted and sweet honey. Dark flavors and slight roast. Finishes pretty nice. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, dense black color with still head, great waffles and drawn butter, toffee, malty flavor and aroma with some slight sour in there JulienHuxley (5949) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
6 oz pour at the brewpub.
Aroma: Coffee upfront, wood (not much bourbon), honey and alcohol fermentation (typical kuhnhenn).
Appearance: Deep black, white-brown ring.
Flavors: Intense honey sweetness along with an unexpected tartness.
Palate: Not too sticky for what it is but really heavy.
Overall: This is a real sipper. I had a hard time finishing my 6 oz. It’s quite good but only in very small pour.