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 (3017) - 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 (3170) - 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 (11460) - 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 (5731) - 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
Courtesy of Crizay
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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.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled on 251004, red labeled bottle no wicker. Pours dark ruby red, no head. Aroma is of a bottle of whiskey. Taste is very sweet honey then the alcohol takes it over, even smelling it when I go to take a sip kills it for me. Just a straight flat honey liquor taste, sorry Poland and my heritage, I poured it out, and gave the rest of the bottle away.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 24, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This bottled mead came in a beautiful wicker corked bottle. I had been saving it for a special occasion when our good friend JSquire came over for a tasting. I thought it appropriate to dedicate this brew to him and enter it for my 2300th rating. Here’s to you Jeff! The mead poured a beautiful golden red orange brown colored transparent uncarbonated body. There were no bubbles and no carbonation. The aroma was simply amazing with wonderful vinous dark honey notes that were strangely tingly. An amazing fact about this nose was that we could not seem to get our noses out of our snifters during the sampling. The aroma is just magnificent and second only to the Jadwiga. The mouth feel was flat and thick with and oily feeling them BAM!!! the flavor hit in the aftertaste. The honey hits like a cannon. Very sweet honey aftertaste. The flavor was similar with complex notes of honey and honey like notes. Absolutely excellent. After a few sips the alcohol begins to come through and begins to burn slightly as it goes down. What a wonderful nectar from the Gods indeed!
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Transparent, uncarbonated and a bright orange hue with some gold peeking through. Honey, sweet and alcohol nose. Flavor was sweet, honey, some vanilla and some white wine. Tingly, dry, burning sensation mouthfeel. Medium body. Nicely done and worth trying if you have the opportunity to do so.