ClubGonzo’s Chocolicious

Mead, 12.7% ABV.

 

ClubGonzo’s Chocolicious, mead batch 26.

Look at that colour!

Yay! Finally! A mead with cocoa beans!

It pours a clear, lovely, deep amber body.

The nose is dominated by strong and dry cocoa. I have to swirl the contents to bring out the sweet honey notes, that of course backs the cocoa brilliantly.

The very strong flavour is packed with cocoa, chocolate pudding, caramel, coffee and sweet honey. The alcohol is well integrated. Lovely!

It’s a sweet brew for sure, but the cocoa beans bring a dryness in the finish.

Conclusion: everything gets better with chocolate.

Aroma:      7/10
Appearance: 5/5
Taste:      7/10
Palate:     4/5
Overall:    12/20
Ratebeer score: 3.5/5.0
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One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Chocolicious

  1. Simple, yet efficient. Cocoa and honey is a great combo, and although I think the final product became a bit one-dimensional it turned out OK. More importantly, it paved the way for understanding cocoa additions in future meads. 😊

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