Mead, 12.7% ABV.
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