McTapps (6329) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with Robert, many thanks! The mead has got a deep golden-light purple / ruby colour with a very smooth body. Wonderful aroma of honey with ripe fruits. Taste of intense honey, currants, herbs. Intense smooth finish. Very warming, very delicious. Loved it.
tchaos (421) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep still Amber pour. Aroma of honey and dark fruit. Tastes Of honey, raisins, and fortified wine with medium body.
djd07 (8083) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Alex. Pours a clear orange gold with no head. Aroma is alcohol and grain. Thin mouth with honey and sweet caramel. Really enjoyed this one
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at James’ for the multi-K tasting. Pours a clear amber with no head. Big sweet fruity caramel. Medium bodied, sweet and fruity with some leather and citrus vibrancy. Long sweet finish, caramel and a bit of sweetness. Tasty.
daleharshman (1025) - 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 (2141) - Haderslev, 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 (116) - 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 (1985) - 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 (3203) - 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 (3073) - 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.