Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No head no carbonation. Friggin awesome aroma. Rich sweet and alcoholic. Fills the head with the fragrance of wildflowers, butter and sweet, fruity honey. Nice legs up the sides of the glass. Color is a crystal clear dark orange. Flavor is slick and oily with loads of flavor. Sweet and succulent. Very warming. More dark fruit and flowers. Maybe a little lavendar. Floral notes become more prominent late swallow. Finish is oily and very long and warming. I think that this is a little less sweet than jagwida and just as good. Another damn fine mead. You just need to take it slow with this one and savor the flavor. MMMM MMMM good!
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - JAN 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
no head in meads, pinkish orange colour, aroma of alcohol, strong honey, cognac, flavour of strong honey, as for 16% the alcohol is hid very well, warming, balanced, the cathegories of rating palate are to be completly different because I can not find any way of drinking it as a beer so the palate is balanced and oily
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first Mead. Dark amber color with no head and no carbonataion. Aroma frightened me at first with a vineger like smell. Was worried unitl i took a sip. Very sweet. Very sweet, and very Sweet. Definitley a sipper. Took a while to get used to, but when I decided I liked it, I went back for more. Very tasty, just can’t drink too much at once.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear amber color with oily legs upon swirling. Thick sweet aroma and flavor as expected. Since I am not a huge honey fan meads can be hit or miss with me. The honey had good balance in this. Just enough for me. Some light spiced appeared when the sweetness faded. Of course a fair amount of alcohol but balanced enough by the sweetness. Extra point for 16% drinkability.
Frank (3205) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 I like drinking mead. It makes me feel like a Viking--in this case, a Polish Viking. And this is very fine mead indeed. It pours a fiery amber and it’s viscosity is made apparent by how it clings to the side of the glass. The aroma, fierce as it is beautiful, is loaded w/ floral, spice and honey overtones w/ an undertone of brandy or port wine. Like most Polish meads, this is quite sweet but it’s sweetness is done delicately and at no point does it cloy. There’s a bit of acidity and along w/ the sweetness and holiday spice, it compliments the silken mouthfeel perfectly. Some citric and dark plummy flavors pop out in the finish. This is consistently one of the most enjoyable beverages I come across.
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
kp’s Fest of 26.
Clear, ruby- tinged amber. Still.
Easily send thick legs down the glass.
Vanilla, oak and alcohol play heavily on the nose.
Smooth and sweet with a cinnamon tough in the flavor.
Another nice one from Spóldzielnia Pszczelarska Apis.
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber body. Thick appearance. Sherry, almond and honey aroma, with hints of wood. Pleasantly sweet and very rounded in mouthfeel. Oily palate, with honey most prominent in flavour, with subtle notes of sherry and red apple.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Applejuice color, no head. Sherry and oak aroma, fruity and very sweet. Fruity sherry flavor, very oily palate, appels, honey, figs. Very sweet.
larsniclas (5852) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, I´m not very aquainted with mead, but this one is really tasty.
Sweet like sherry; sugary. Flavour from oak.
Amber with no head.
Warm and powerful alco-feel.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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Aroma is a big wallop of alcohol, cloying sweetness with sherry and honey notes. Body is a beautiful molten amber red with no head at all. Quite still. Fore features Sherry, strong red wine, toasted oat cakes, and the middle to finish reveals peanuts, smooth sweet honey, apple, brown sugar and some port, pear notes. HUGE flavor range that just gives hint of tons of flavors and that is a nice experience in any beverage. Body is quite syrupy, but I guess that is expected.