daleharshman (932) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Bine & Vine ($22.99). Thanks Geoi for stocking these rare Polish meads! Pours at room temperature a clear amber-brown hue with no head. AROMA of sweet honey, sticky fruit (including black currants, plums, and raisins), port wine, molasses, and a little bit of holiday-type spice and booze. FLAVOR includes much of the same as the nose with lots of thick honey, cinnamon, sweet candied plums and currants, port, brandy, caramel, and molasses. The first sip is kind of cloyingly sweet, but things seem to calm down after that on the sweetness scale. Actually quite smooth, though the 16% does make itself known some with a little bit of alcohol burn as it goes down the gullet. I do prefer the Póltorak Jadwiga, but this was similarly good and at a much lower price point. (212, 928)
martin00sr (874) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on loan from Bamsen... better return it soon. Clear amber. Sweet honey aroma, alcohol. Sweet with light spicy alcohol burn.
Bleki (56) - Gliwice, POLAND - OCT 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown, clear, with no head. In aroma honey, plums, caramel. In taste sweet, little bit sour with nice honey aftertaste. Deep flavors and aroma.
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at the End of History tasting. Wow. Aroma is plum, caramel, honey, and cane sugar. Pours red brown and syruppy thick. Taste is caramel apple, rich plums, slight strawberry, and honey. Deliciously thick mouthfeel and lingering sweetness. A delight.
Jow (2258) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum Polish Mead, shared at End of History tasting. pours deep golden. nose is honey and brandy. tastes of honey, apple, berry, port, brandy, and caramelized sugar. pretty tasty mead
tgncc (2878) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 The aroma is honey, boozy, berries, port wine. The appearance is clear gold. The flavor is honey, booze, sweet wine, fruit. . The finish is sweet, light booze. Very drinkable, like a sherry or port.
vtafro (3794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour with no head. Dark apple and brandy like aromas. Nice brown sugar and other sweet malts flavors.
TheGB (515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden amber with a nice aroma of honey and spice. Taste is super delicious with layers of honey, fruit and spice. A lot like a tawny port.
Tide (1875) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Alko. Copper color, no head. Sweet taste with honey, syrup, ripe apple and grape. Sweet finish with ripe grape, honey and syrup. Excellent mead.
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle. Pours golden. Nose/taste of honey, blackcurrant, alcohol and caramel. Full bodied. Strong alcohol burn in finish.