Since bottling the honey bock last month, I’ve tried a bottle last week and this week. While it is a very nice beer, the honey flavour is not very noticeable. That said, the second bottle I tried had a slightly stronger honey flavour than the first so it might just need to mature for another month or so.
If I was to do this beer again, it would make sense to use a stronger flavoured honey or just use more honey. Then again, perhaps it isn’t worth trying honey flavoured dark beers.
One beer I’d like to make again is Chilli Beer. I haven’t seen any commercial equivalent to it, and it was great on a hot summer afternoon. Since there were chilli pieces in the bottles of the last batch, it got hotter as it matured. It is an interesting experience where taking a sip of the beer cools your moth down, but it starts heating up again once you swallow.