ClubGonzo’s Sugar Honey

Mead, 13.8% ABV.

ClubGonzo’s Sugar Honey, mead batch no 22.

Yes, this is a mead, not an imperial stout.

If you find most meads a bit too sweet; this one is probably not for you.

The Sugar Honey is clear and has a deep brown colour, far darker than most other meads I’ve tried.

Strong aroma of maple syrup, brown sugar, burnt sugar, sweet caramel, dark caramel, honey and alcohol. This smells like some potent stuff!

The strong flavour is as dark and complex as the aroma. It’s violently sweet brew, but both the quite high ABV and the dark and burnt notes is balancing the sugar overdose to some extent.

The texture is really syrupy and thick.

Conclusion: a highly complex and incredibly sweet mead. Definitely a sipper. 

Aroma:      7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste:      7/10
Palate:     3/5
Overall:    12/20
Ratebeer score: 3.3/5.0

2 comments on “ClubGonzo’s Sugar Honey

  1. Not a winner in my book, but the idea behind this mead was to investigate the possibilites in laying extra complexity of sweetness on an already sweet mead. It kinda worked, in a rummy kind of way, but my experiments with dark sugars in mead ended here. Maybe it would have worked better in a drier
    base mead, so I’m not ruling the technique out entirely. But I remain sceptical. 😛

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