Originally Posted by Goblism
i am not getting that chocolate hint really, a taste that i can't describe, that is why i am hoping it will fade away with time. I think if I were to repeat this recipe i would leave the hot chocolate mix out.
This stuff definately has a strong alcohol taste!
Hmm, I wonder if it has anything to do with the batch size because I have never gone that small. There should be a note of chocolate, and the alcohol taste should not be hot or overpowering. The initial taste should be of apple, then cinnamon and nutmeg with a note of chocolate, than alcohol.
Perhaps on the small batches the nutmeg should be omitted. That stuff can come on strong and really affect taste. I wonder if that is not the off taste that you got.