“ Brand: Baileys / Type: Liqueur „
=Baileys Irish Cream With a Hint of Coffee=
I like the original Baileys and when they brought out Baileys with a Hint of Coffee I was intrigued to try it.
Then I was offered a free sample bottle from the Baileys website, so not one to say no to a freebie, I signed away and waited about a week. I did begin to wonder if my postman thought I was stalking him by the end of the week!
My bottle was a 5cl bottle, but certainly enough to try and judge on.
=Opening the bottle=
As soon as I opened the bottle I was greeted with a coffee smell, not that of fresh ground beans, as I was expecting, but more from a milky coffee, first disappointment.
As I usually have by Baileys over ice, I followed suit and poured this over ice, i immediately noticed the difference in colour, it was a lighter colour, but still had the coffee smell coming from it.
I just tried a small sip first, as I wanted to savour the flavour, as soon as it touched my lips I thought I was drinking cold milky coffee, it has quite a strong coffee flavour, I could taste the richness of the coffee beans, but to me it felt like a cream based drink that you had added coffee to as a I need to change the flavour.
I would suggest that this could be used perfectly in coffee as a substitute for milk to give you a treat, or with ice, icecream and make a frappy style drink.
=If it for me=
I am really sorry but for me this is not a bottle that i would purchase, it seemed to weak in the coffee side of the drink. Even though I love coffee, it just reminded me of a milky coffee gone cold.
=Price and Availability=
This is generally available in 70cl and 1 litre bottles, they tend to be on offer at Christmas, as it seems Baileys is one of the products that is on the price war list. if you buy normally, expect to pay around £17 for a 70cl bottle.
I do like a nice glass of Baileys, while I enjoy other drinks too Baileys has been my signature drink for years. The original is obviously the business, but I love the range of flavours which have been introduced in recent years - the coffee one being a particular favourite due to the fact that this is my absolute favourite flavour of ANYTHING so it stands to reason that I'd love this Baileys variety.
It's fabulous, really luxurious in both taste and consistency. The inimitable flavour of Baileys is there but it's surrounded by the most delicious coffee flavouring, which rounds out the drink making it taste less like alcohol but while allowing the whiskey to retain its kick after swallowing. Absolutely scrummy. Baileys is made with fresh cream and this is extremely apparent in this lovely drink, it glides down my throat so smoothly and feels incredibly rich and creamy. In my opinion it's best served chilled, although many prefer Baileys at room temperature with ice in the glass. I prefer it chilled for the simple reason that it brings out the coffee flavour, making the Baileys taste so special - the simple act of adding ice doesn't really do this strongly enough for me so I tend to pop the bottle in the fridge for half an hour or so before I pour a glass to allow the coffee taste to develop.
I've added this coffee Baileys to hot coffee instead of milk (using Kenco) and also poured a generous slug into hot chocolate for a little luxuriousness. It doesn't curdle or anything when added to hot drinks, infusing nicely to give it an absolutely delicious flavour which seems even better than when I use the original Baileys. I served a Baileys coffee up to a friend over Christmas and she wasn't overly impressed as she said the extra coffee flavouring made the drink taste harsh, I don't agree with this myself but then again I do love coffee flavours anyway as I've already said whereas she's more of a tea person!
With an ABV of 17% it's on a par with all the other Baileys flavours, including the original. It's pretty sickly and highly stomach churning if you drink too much; personally I've become accustomed to the thick consistency by now so I don't really get sick through overdoing it, although I do reach a point where I've 'had too much' and have to put my glass away as just one too many can easily cause me to fall asleep! Bizarre considering coffee is involved really! If you DO choose to drink yourself into oblivion with this flavoured Baileys you'll probably end up quite sick the next day - Baileys in general causes a vile upset stomach type hangover which isn't very pleasant, and from experience I can tell you that this flavour is absolutely no different.
I highly recommend this flavour to anyone who loves the taste of coffee. If you don't like it however I'd avoid this cream liqueur as there's absolutely no escaping the fact that this tastes completely like coffee, admittedly there's the glorious taste of Baileys but the overriding flavour is definitely (and I repeat) coffee.
Baileys Original Irish Cream Liqueur is one of my favourite drinks, and for a change I picked up the Coffee variety in the supermarket to see what it was like.
Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur is something I enjoy at home by myself, usually on a cold winter's evening. I was intrigued to see what this flavour would taste like, as I like a nice cup of coffee, but don't always want the accompanying caffeine hit!
Baileys comes in a standard black bottle which is more curved and rounded than most liqueur bottles. The Coffee variety has a brown swirl on the label to differentiate it from the other varieties.
Baileys is a mixture of Irish whiskey and cream and contains 17% alcohol. Because of the cream, it has a comparatively short shelf life of 30 months, but this is never a problem for me as I never have a bottle lying around for more than five or six months! The drink should be stored at a moderate temperature of between 5 and 25 degrees Celsius and does not contain preservatives as the alcohol content preserves the cream.
Coffee flavour Baileys is a pale brown liquid that has a sweet alcoholic scent. It doesn't look as immediately appetising as some drinks I've seen, but long familiarity has made it very appealing to me! I could smell the coffee scent distinctively in my glass, which was reassuring as I had hardly been able to smell the mint variety at all.
Taste-wise, there was a definite coffee taste to this variety from the first sip. Despite the strong presence of alcohol, the coffee flavour pervaded the entire product and was present in the aftertaste. The combination of flavours was pleasant but strong and I could only manage one glass of this at a time (which is probably a good thing!).
I don't think this variety works well as a mixer compared to the original - it's definitely something to be savoured by itself.
Baileys is full of calories, with 5.7g of fat and 144 calories per 43g (1.5oz) serving, but as I only have one or two glasses at a time (sometimes instead of a dessert, sometimes alone) this isn't too much of a problem for me. It's definitely a drink to be enjoyed in moderation, not something to be knocked back on a big night out!
***Price and Availability***
The original Baileys liqueur is widely available from shops, pubs and restaurants, but I've only seen other varieties such as Coffee in the larger supermarkets. All varieties of Baileys are normally priced at around £13 for 70cl which is pretty much standard for branded liqueurs and spirits. Smaller and larger bottles are also available. The drink is often available on special offer in supermarkets, particularly around Christmas time.
I was impressed with this coffee flavour, particularly as I had been so disappointed with the mint variety. The coffee flavour was strong and distinctive without compromising the flavour of original Baileys. However, the flavour is quite strong so I can't manage too much of it. Four stars from me.
I'm a huge Baileys fan, and we always have 1 or 2 bottles of Baileys in the house. One of the flavours that we normally always have in is the Baileys with a hint of coffee.
Baileys now sell quite a few different flavoured versions in the Baileys range as well as the original Baileys Irish cream; they sell Baileys hazelnut, Baileys with a hint of mint chocolate, Baileys with a hint of coffee, and the new Baileys biscotti flavour.
Baileys with a hint of coffee is definately one of my favourite flavoured Baileys versions. It still has that velvety smooth and rich Baileys taste, but it is lovingly blended with the rich roasted flavour of coffee. You can smell the coffee in this as soon as you open the bottle and pour it into the glass. I absolutely love this Baileys flavour as I am a bit of a coffee freak. However if you don't like coffee then this is really not for you, as the coffee aroma and taste are fairly predominent in this. This has a quite a strong coffee flavour, you can definately taste the rich roasted coffee, however it is not too strong that it is overpowering, you can still taste the velvety smooth and rich Baileys Irish cream underneath as well. Baileys with a hint of coffee is a smooth delicious blend of both Baileys and coffee.
This is absolutely delicious on in its own, served over lots of ice in a glass. It works well in various cocktails. It's great in blended icy frappe style drinks. It's absolutely perfect in a liqueur coffee, or in a latte or a cappuccino. I do think that it works especially well in coffee drinks or cocktails as it just enhances the coffee taste even further. It's the perfect after dinner drink or night cap. You can use Baileys with a hint of coffee for lots of things, I think that it's a very versatile flavour.
My 2 favourite ways to serve this are; 1. on a warm summers evening make up an icy coffee frappe in the blender and add a very large glug of the Baileys with a hint of coffee, I'd then follow this with a very large Baileys with a hint of coffee over ice (or 2!). 2. a Baileys latte - these are divine, they are not as sharp or bitter as a liqueur coffee, I basically just add a very large glug of the Baileys with a hint of coffee to a large espresso, and then top that with the hot foamed milk - delicious!, once again I'd follow this with a very large Baileys with a hint of coffee over ice!
I do buy the Baileys with a hint of coffee flavour quite a lot, we do normally wait and buy it either on special offer in the supermarket or from the duty free though.
Last weekend we had a little gathering of friends at our house for drinks and a few nibbles to give us all a chance to catch up with each other in this hectic world in which we all live.
As is customary within our group of friends, everyone attending brings a bit of drink with them, to help to reduce the cost for the host. There was lots of beer, cider, lager and wine, as is usual, but one particular friend came with a bottle of Bailey's which was nice for a change, and on closer inspection the bottle of Bailey's was 'a hint of coffee' flavour!
Bailey's 'A hint of Coffee' is based around the Original Baileys Irish liqueur, which is a creamy, smooth, coffee coloured, milky looking Alcoholic drink, which is almost always served with ice.
I went off Bailey's when I was a lot younger, after a bad experience from drinking too much of the stuff, however, my wife, (who is not a big drinker at all) does really like Baileys, and so for that reason I eventually tried it again a few years ago, one Christmas, and fell back in love with it!
At 17% alc / vol Bailey's is a lot weaker than most spirits, and when the ice is added, and has diluted it further, it is the sort of drink that shouldn't get you too drunk, if drank in moderation.
The addition of the 'Coffee' to Bailey's is one that I really like, it gives it a nice subtle coffee flavour which is not too overpowering, but makes the drink feel fresh and tastes mildly of coffee. The coffee flavour is noticeable, but it is not all that strong, and kind of tastes like a coffee flavoured chocolate. I think the wording 'a hint of coffee' sums up the flavour of this drink very well, as it is just that 'a hint'. Anyone who is expecting a very strong coffee tasting liquor might be a little disappointed, but not being a huge coffee fan myself, I found it to be just nice.
I like to store Bailey's in the fridge, so that it is already chilled, before adding the ice. By doing this, it is also my opinion that the shelf life will be increased slightly (although that's only my opinion), but the bottle is normally empty long before the best before date ;-)
~ Cost, flavours, other uses ~
Bailey's costs around £13 a bottle for a 700 ml bottle, with a 1 litre bottle costing about £16. There are other makes around for a cheaper price, such as County Crème, and supermarket own brands, which can be up to half the price of Baileys, but do not taste anywhere near as good in my opinion.
Bailey's is often available in supermarkets at a special offer price or BOGOF deal, such as 2 bottles for £22 or even better, 1 bottle for just £10!
Along with the 'hint of coffee' flavour, Bailey's does come in a couple of alternative flavours now such as:
Bailey's with a hint of Caramel
Bailey's with a hint of hazelnut
Bailey's with a hint of mint
I do know a few folk who use Baileys for adding a kick to their cups of coffee, and as a flavouring when making ice cream, or other deserts such as Cheese cakes.
~ Nutritional info ~
A 25 ml serving of Baileys contains:
~ Conclusion ~
This bottle of Bailey's went down really well with our group of friends at the weekend, especially (but not just) with the girls, who seemed to enjoy the change from wine. Towards the end of the night we played a drinking game, and used the remainder of the bottle to drink a shot of it for whoever lost each round of the game. This worked well, as it was a shot of alcohol that everyone was comfortably able to drink without feeling sick, and without it getting anyone too inebriated!
In summary, I think this 'hint of coffee' flavour is a very nice drink, and it is great to have as a bit of a night cap before bed. Overall it is a great tasting drink, which does compliment the Bailey's range of flavours really well, and is definitely worth a try for anyone who loves Baileys. I have to say that it is not my favourite flavour from the range, mainly due to the fact that I don't usually drink coffee, and so it is not a flavour I would go in search of, and I would in-fact avoid the coffee chocolate in a box of chocolates. However as it is such a subtle hint of coffee, I do find it a nice drink, which is flavoured and blended just nicely.
Thanks for reading
© L500589 2011
We rarely drink alcohol drinks because we have two young kids and you never know... it is better staying sober. We drink occasionally a beer to the dinner or a glass of wine but rarely any stronger. Last Christmas we bought 3 different types of alcohol and about 50 bottles of beer as we had lots of friends. Well this stock will last until the summer grill parties. One of the drinks was Bailey's with a hint of coffee.
We bought Bailey's at least twice a year before we had kids but nowadays only for Christmas. Usually from November it is on offer for about 10 pounds a bottle of 70 ml (the normal price is about 12-13 pounds depending where you buy it). It is available in most of the supermarkets.
Bailey's comes in a dark brown glass which reminds me of coffee. It is available in 1 litre, 70 ml and in 71 ml mini bottles. If you have tried the original one than imagine adding 2-3 tablespoons of coffee to it and stir it well. Bailey's with a hint of coffee is similar to this but is thick as the original one. It was made for coffee lovers definitely. You can order a sample from www.thebaileyslounge.co.uk/ after registration. I ordered a sample in November and I received it in January so be patient...
You can add it to your coffee but I drank it on the rocks. It is so delicious that I didn't want to spoil the experience to pour it into my coffee. It contains Irish whiskey and cream. Don't add any citric thing to it because of its milk content. (The protein of the milk will become like boiled egg white which looks disgusting in a drink.)
Bailey's with a hint of coffee contains 17% of alcohol just like the original but this one seemed stronger for me than the original. I like the idea of adding something extra to Bailey's. You can find Bailey's with a hint of mint or with caramel on the market besides the original and the coffee versions. Even if you don't want to buy Bailey's you want to try the new flavours so you buy at least a bottle anyway. Good marketing plan.
To sum up it is a delicious drink for me as I really like coffee in any form. The coffee taste doesn't dominate the drink so if you liked the original version you can drink this one as well. If you have doubts try to order a sample. However I love it I won't drink it regularly.
I got a yummy freebie in the post yesterday, I'd applied for a sample of Baileys With A Hint Of Coffee ages ago but hadn't received anything and had forgot all about it. It came yesterday though so when I had my bath I took it up with me and thought it was delish.
The drink is normal Baileys but the coffee flavour is sooooo delish. It tasted to me like a proper good mixture of Baileys and coffee flavouring and the drink reminded me of the old coffee creams you used to get in boxes of chocolates.
The Baileys is thick and yummy, it's a mega warming drink that is quite filling because of how thick it is. I know I couldn't drink much of it because of the thickness and also because this is a very creamy and sweet drink. It's weird because it doesn't taste THAT sweet as you're drinking it but the sweetness comes through afterwards and mixes with the taste of the coffee so that the whole drink tastes just like a coffee with 2 sugars that has been laced with Baileys!
You can taste the flavour of the original Baileys through the coffee and the flavours go wicked together. It's well known that you can add Baileys to coffee instead of milk and this tastes like that only because of how thick the drink is it's more like drinking a coffee flavour milkshake.
I don't think this is as sickly as some of the other Baileys flavours because the coffee has got a bit of a bitter flavour like normal coffee, not that it tastes harsh or anything I just mean it's not a mega mega sweet drink like their caramel one. The drink is proper creamy though like all Baileys and that would make it sickly eventually, I only had this small 15cl bottle so there wasn't enough to make me feel queasy but I don't think I could batter a bottle of this like I do other drinks.
A bottle will cost about £12.99 or it might be more depending on where you buy it from. I might get a bottle for Xmas to share with my mum because she loves Baileys and I know she'll go mad for the flavour of this because she drinks dozens of cups of coffee a day! lol
Baileys is one of my favourite drinks. When I drink at home, I usually have a glass of wine a couple of times a week, or sometimes, I treat myself to a little glass of Baileys.... so when I saw an advert for "Baileys with a hint of Coffee" I thought i'd give it a shot! And at the end of the advert it said "claim your free sample here" and quoted the Baileys website, I must say I have never moved quicker!
3 weeks later my 15cl bottle arrived.....
What is Baileys?
Baileys is an Irish Cream liqueur and has been well known on the market since 1974. It contains a mixture of Irish Whiskey and cream. It is best drunk with cold ice, as a shot in coffee (instead of your milk/cream) or as part of a Cocktail. Once opened, you need to keep the Baileys refrigerated.
Baileys have a staggering 17% alcohol in each bottle, so it is best to drink in moderation, its not really a drink you can have all night, maybe just as a night cap!
What flavours do they offer?
Baileys have recently introduced Baileys with a hint of Coffee, which is the product I am reviewing today. They also offer Original, With a hint of crème caramel and with mint. There is also a Baileys flavour ice-cream made in conjunction Häagen-Dazs, and Ben and Jerry's have Bailey's Irish Cream in their "Dublin Mudslide" ice cream.
The price of Baileys varies greatly, depending on what time of year it is and where you buy it from. You can usually get it cheaper at Christmas, where the price normally drops by a couple of pounds. Usually, a 1 litre bottle costs around £14.00, a 75cl bottle around £10.00 and a minature is usually found at around £2.00. As mentioned, you are best buying your Baileys at Christmas time! Its then also a good excuse to have a few glasses over the festive period with your mince pies and Christmas TV viewing....*ahem* All flavours of Baileys are the same price.
Baileys have different size bottles, 1 litre, 75cl and the miniature sample bottles of 15cl. All packaging is the same apart from a different colour on the logo for each flavour. The Coffee Baileys is very similar to the Original labelling. It features the Baileys logo and banner, then simply with the flavour of the Baileys.
The 1 litre bottles are made from glass, so are quite heavy, as are the 75cl. The 15cl sample bottles are made from a tough plastic. All have screw top lids which help to keep the Baileys fresh once opened. I find the bottles are simple but effective, they don't have too much information on so you drown in it. On the back of the bottle is the alcohol percentage, and the ingredients (the ones on my sample bottle are in German so not very helpful!)
So... what does it taste like?
As mentioned Baileys is one of my favourite "treat" drinks. I can usually only ever have around 2 small glasses (pub size measures), after this it can tend to get a little sickly, you need to remember you are essentially having a glass of tasty cream, so drinking in moderation will be better for your weight and your liver! I usually drink it by itself, it cannot be mixed with any mixer (cola, lemonade etc) else it curdles. I sometimes have a treat and pop a splash in a coffee, then the taste is very mild.
The taste of coffee in this version is very subtle, it reminds me of the coffee chocolates you find in Milk Tray etc. It smells similar, but the taste is not as overpowering. When I tasted it, straight away I tasted Baileys original, then the coffee came after a couple of seconds. I really enjoyed it! If you enjoy Baileys and weak coffees, then this is perfect for you!
What does it look like?
The same as Original Baileys! If you have not had this, then I can describe it to a light brown milk, very creamy looking and quite thick.
Would I recommend?
Yes! I would recommend Baileys with a hint of Coffee to anyone. I really enjoyed it! If you enjoy Baileys and weak coffees, then this is perfect for you! The price can come across as expensive, but considering the shelf life, its perfect for a treat once a month or on special occasions. I usually have two 1 litre bottles bought for me at Christmas (everyone knows I'm a fan!) and now in November, I still have a bottle left. Do what I did with Baileys Coffee.... try before you buy! Visit the Baileys website and claim a free sample, freebies are the way forward!!
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I am about to give to you my review on Baileys with a hit of coffee, i received this today as a sample, so hey why not review it.
I love Baileys, such a lovely creamy drink, I also like coffee, it keeps me going throughout the day. I do not like coffee and alcohol combined, I do not like the thought of my coffee infringing on my alcohol..
My little 50ml sample landed through my letterbox today and i have waited til this evening to taste it. I have just twisted off the twist top and smell is distinctly creamy baileys with a touch of coffee, the smell is defiantly inviting though.
***** THE TATSTE******
My first sip, I can say tastes like a normal baileys taste
My second sip/gulp as above but no hint of coffee
My 3rd large sip/gulp - is there coffee in it?
My 4th and final taste, I cant say i tasted any coffee but I loved the baileys cream taste.
My overall opinion.
I liked this but no more or less than normal baileys, in fact this didn't taste any different. It did smell of "a hint of coffee" but didn't taste of coffee. I Loved it,very creamy :-)
== Baileys with a hint of Coffee ==
I got a sample of this in a 15cl bottle, which I thought I would try and then write a review about for all you readers! The 15ml bottle is plenty big enough for a shot of the drink, which is about how much you get in a bar or pub.
== Introduction ==
Bailey's is the popular Irish Cream liqueur, which contains Irish Whiskey and Cream. Over the last few years, Bailey's have started adding a little something extra to their liqueurs by adding a "hint of mint", a "hint of caramel", and now a "hint of coffee".
Bailey's has an alcohol percentage of 17%, which I was shocked at as this seems like quite a low percentage really, I thought it was around 30%. But I was mistaken!
Baileys comes in 1lt bottles, 75cl bottles and you can also they these miniture bottles, which are 15cl. Depending on where you buy your Bailey's from and at what time of year, a 1lt bottle of Bailey's costs around £15, a 75cl bottle is around £10, and a miniture bottle costs around £1.50-£2.
== Taste ==
Bailey's isn't my favourite drink, but when it is Christmas, I do usually have a small bottle (75cl) in the house, and do have a few shots of it, usually after dinner. I find if I am drinking it all night it get's very sickly, and you cannot mix it with anything so tends to be a very quick (and very expensive drink when drinking in a pub).
I find that Bailey's has a coffee kind of taste to it as it is, so I didn't think I would be able to taste the coffee in this drink much. Having tried both the Mint and Caramel variety (and I couldn't really taste all that much difference), so I decided this time I would go out and buy a small bottle of normal baileys to taste the difference between the two!
Upon opening the drink I could smell the Bailey's and could also smell the coffee smell hinted within it, it wasn't an over powering smell, which I thought was good, as I don't really like coffee tasting things (I adore hot coffee but can't stand anything coffee flavoured or cold coffee!).
When I took a sip of the Baileys, I could predominatntly taste the Baileys, and I must admit at first I couldn't tell the difference between this and the normal Baileys until I then opened the original and tasted that too. I could then taste the difference!
The coffee taste is not strong in this drink at all, but you can definitely taste it when you taste the drink alongside original Baileys!
== In conclusion ==
I personally would not buy this over normal Bailey's but this is mainly because the drink is only drank a little, and I much prefer to buy the "original" varieties of drinks, as when you have guests they tend to prefer this! If I was going to buy Baileys I would choose the Original over this, but that's not to say that this drink is any less pleasant than the original!
If you like Baileys and drink it a lot, then I would definitely recommend you try this one, you can get a free sample from the Baileys website to try it out before buying a big bottle!
I will give this a 7 out of 10 (I give the original Baileys an 8/10!).
Worth the free sample, but I wouldn't personally buy it in a full sized bottle, but then again, I wouldn't usually go out of my way to buy Original Bailey's apart from at Christmas!!!
Beverages Type: Liqueur / Brand: Baileys