In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Mjödhamnen Höst i Vänge

Aroma: “Slightly cooked honey up front, nice sweetness, slight tartness, slight alcohol warming. Cocoa nibs with a touch of cold brewed coffee. Vanilla, earthy, light nutty, caramel, touch of mango, moderately-rich melanoidin-like sugary honey, with light phenolics and lightly sherry-like alcohol with moderate acid/sourness.”

Flavor: “Mild honey up front, dark fruit esters (lpear and mango), drying finish, some tannins, medium body, some alcohol warming, cooked honey, moderate cocoa nib and coffee, caramel, vanilla, slight peppery phenol, warming alcohol but smooth, low acidity, moderate sweetness, but not dessert strength. Moderate bitterness, lingering sweetness, lots of caramel and coffee in the aftertaste, some lingering alcohol notes. Floral honey with alcohol warmth.”

Overall: “Rich flavor, nice depth around the honey. The light alcohol is noticeable, but not too detracting from the overall flow of the mead. This is a rather earthy mead with a moderate coffee- and caramel-like note to it. It would be quite excellent with chocolate and dark fruits.”