roblankey (3) - Streetsboro, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Very, very shocked at the high ratings. What was poured for me at my local pub could have easily been confused with nail polish remover. No notes of honey at all though there were an almost "perfumey" aroma to the pour.
Cunningham (4663) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep golden with no head. Yeah surprise surprise. Fruity, flowery, honey and alcohol in both aroma and flavor. Decent mead if you ask me.
[Bottle at Grosvold beer party 2014]
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Big sweet brew. Tons of sweet honey flavors lots of fruit an added spices. This was super sweet.
GreyhoundMom (1) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Picked it up for an evening with friends who are wine and beer drinkers - one who is closing in on a Ph.D. in history. The packaging (including the notation it came from a recipe dating back to around 1700) made it a fun an appealing treat to be passed around for tasting and discussion. I loved it - as did they.
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with no head. Aroma is honey, alcohol, flowers. Flavour is honey, alcohol, heather, flower. OK powerful mead.
seymour (1456) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Greg’s honey-themed beer gathering, thanks for sharing Vyvvy. It poured a slightly hazy amber colour, still, no foam nor lace. Strong aroma and flavour of honey, floral and earthy with smooth alcoholic heat, some black pepper spice presumably from hops. Medium body, well-rounded mouthfeel, no carbonation, with a sweet aftertaste. Seemed boozier than their Klapøjster despite the slightly lower abv percentage. Definitely well-crafted and tasty, an awesome historical learning experience, but I still prefer a good beer.
ClubGonzo (4121) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from duty free shop @ Billund Airport. Pours a clear deep amber body with no head. Nose is hibiscus, grass, pine and hints of honey, cellar mold and booze. Taste is alcohol, hibiscus, cellar mold and hints of pine and grass. Burning alcohol with slight smokiness in the finish. Slick body. Interesting stuff, though not quite tasty enough for a real high score.
gregwilsonstl (1105) - Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spices that I cant place. Clear. Warmer than the Higher alcohol klapojster mjod. Thanks john.
Iguanaman (11) - Seneca, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Past bottles I would have rated WAY higher however this last bottle has a very nasty taste and I don’t know if the batch was bad but it isn’t close to previous versions. Hopefully it is a fluke and I will change my rating.
jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Alchemist. I’m new to meads, so bear with me.
This was funky. Aroma was flat ginger ale, slightly floral. Taste was sweet...sticky, slightly carbonated, nice floral notes to the honey. I kept coming back to "flat ginger ale". Some spiciness I couldn’t identify. I did get some citrusy notes from the hops but it was mostly a floral component.