Full Review

Bootleg Hill Honey Meads

Bootleg Hill Honey Meads
2017 Bad Ass Mead with Coffee

Pair this wine with:
Beef Dessert

Category: Specialty Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 1.024%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.99
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Bootleg Hill Honey Meads
2017 Bad Ass Mead with Coffee

Pair this wine with:
Beef Dessert

Category: Specialty Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 1.024%
Minutely hazy gold color. Roasted, interesting aromas and flavors of artisanal coffee, baking chocolate, honey roasted nuts, and hint of sweet gherkin with a supple, bright, off-dry medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-long spiced baked apple, spiced nuts and yams, pumpkin spiced latte, and hint of chili powder finish. A rich and nicely balanced coffee-flavored mead with with complex flavors and a long finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: artisanal coffee, baking chocolate, honey roasted nuts, and hint of sweet gherkin
Taste Flavor: spiced baked apple, spiced nuts and yams, pumpkin spiced latte, and hint of chili powder
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Deep Fried Ice Cream, Flan, Short Ribs
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and nicely balanced coffee-flavored mead with with complex flavors and a long finish.

The Producer

Bootleg Hill Honey Meads

The Producer
East Moline, IL
USA
1 309-269-2623

Specialty Mead

The specialty mead category is a catch-all for and array of historical and innovative mead styles, including hopped mead, barrel-aged mead, rhodomel (mead with rose added), coffeamel (mead with coffee added), hippocras (mead with wine, brandy, and cinnamon added), capsicumel (mead with chili peppers added), and Viking Blood (mead with cherries added).