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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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This sparkling mead is made with citrus blossom honey, export stout wort, raspberries and cocoa nibs.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
I don’t really like meads all that much, but what Greg said about this one is certainly on point. Smells like raspberry truffles. Tastes a lot like raspberry truffles, although the chocolate isn’t anywhere near as beautiful or smooth as I would’ve hoped. Doesn’t rise to the greatness of KRE, but then what does?


3.5
koleminer20 (4176) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2017
From notes. Had this one at the 2018 Brew Crew Bash at Benny’s house on August 12. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a nice dark reddish purple color with a couple of bubbles of a collar and a few legs as it slowly falls down. This looks great. The aroma is pretty good. There is a lot of chocolate up front and a light raspberry fruitiness through the middle. This almost has a Tootsie Roll thing happening that I’m not too crazy about. The flavor is much of the same. A lot of chocolate leads into the candy thing with a strong Tootsie Roll finish. There is a bit of a booziness on the back end that I wasn’t expecting fully, but it isn’t terrible. The mouth feel is watery and slick for what a mead should be and the aftertaste is definitely chocolate and candy. This is an interesting one. 7 4 7 3 14

2.3
hopscotch (11447) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle... Pours murky and looks like prune juice. The aroma features sour raspberries, chocolate and methanol with a small splash of sherry. Medium to full-bodied and fairly flat – only a trace of carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet and medicinal. This tastes like cough syrup. Not enjoyable at all. I wish this braggot would die. Die braggot die!

3.2
ctipping (2280) - Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2015
375 mL bottle. Deep amber. Smells remarkable. Raspberry and chocolate. Reminiscent of old Raspberry Eisbock. Tastes less interesting. Strong and astringent raspberry. Light chocolate. Kinda meh. Not that boozy. Expected a lot from the aroma, but didn’t pan out.

3.8
Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Deep amber beer with an offwhite head. Raspberry, chocolate aroma. Sourish chocolate, raspberry and licorice flavour with some viola notes. Nice one :-)

2.2
gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle 12.7 fl oz at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Thanks to rlgk!
Stoutbraggot 2012.
Clear very dark brown to close to black color, small white head. Fresh, salt liquorice scent, a bit berry. Very sweet, tart, strange taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Salt liquorice, tart, pepper, alcohol aftertaste.

3.1
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark blackish brown with a small fizzy dark mocha head that doesn’t leave any trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet, tiny fruity and tiny earthy with honey, raspberries, roasted malts, hookah-tobacco, dark chocolate, licorice, hay and hints of brown sugar sweetened coffee. Taste is sweet, malty and fruity with honey, roasted malts, raspberries, moist tobacco, licorice and hay. Mouthfeel is tiny cloying sweet, round, very tiny roasted astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and tiny malty with honey, roasted malts, chocolate, raspberries, moist tobacco and hay. Weird and very heavy on the hookah-tobacco.

3.7
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Deep amber/brown beer with a small offwhite head. Raspberry aroma, chocolate, honey, licorice, strawberry, cherry, caramel notes. Sourish chocolate flavor, raspberry, licorice, floral, viola notes. Nice bit also a bit odd. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.9
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, pours dark mahogsny. Aroma is chocolate raspberries sweet. Flavor is sweet coffee chocolate raspberries.

3.8
phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
375 ml bottle shared by jckp64- thanks again, John! Pours a brownish-amber, mostly clear, with no head. Notes of raspberry, honey, cocoa nibs, earth, and wood. Some florals, too. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, coating mouthfeel. Interesting mead. I liked this.


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