jookos (4223) - FINLAND - OCT 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Olut Expo 2015
amber clear. Sweet deep honey, old apples, slight woody nose. Full sweet, soft with a clean intensive finish. Floral, strong meadowy, smooth.
Minderbinder (2963) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very deep copper/light brown. Nice legs. Aroma is of alcohol, honey, flowers, sweet bread, sugar, porto. Taste is of alcohol, sugar, molasses, caramel, fruits, honey, porto. Palate: Burning alcohol, very full bodied. No carbonation. Overall: Very heavy on alcohol and sugar. Cloying to say the least. Complex for sure, yet this one is too much for me. Still more than decent.
JulienHuxley (5203) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz sample. Deep brown pour, almost Clear. Aroma is really sugary tons of brown sugar, vanilla, rhum, port like winey notes, light cinnamon. Taste is very sweet, decadent boozy sweet port like flavors. Palate is strangely light bodied for the intensity of the sweetness, slightly watery finish. Good, but not as good as I expected.
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle, many thanks to the mead-mule for this one!) clear amber-ruby colour with no head. aroma of dark wild honey and lots of honeycomb wax, with a very faint touch of raspberries and earth. flavour is more honey and beeswax, appropriately sweet though never cloying, with a heavy earthiness, lots of moist wood, some bread dough and a slightly minerally warming finish. full-bodied and viscous with no carbonation.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an amazing clear amber, sticky and crazy lacing. Aroma is sweet, honey, heather, nutty, somme booze and light fruitiness. Taste has more spice and is kind of flowery. Slight grapefruit zest. Really nutty, walnut, prunes, toffee and liquor port-like booze. Slight slight tartness. Warming light dry finish, sticky and sugary, caramel.
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak the great. Pours a pretty dark, reddish amber. Aroma has booze, honey, slight peppery spice, walnut, lots of nutty notes, slight port wine. Taste has much more prunes, but still nutty, caramel, raisins. Oily body with a dry walnutty finish.
czar (6520) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours oily burnt orange, amber tint, with some very sticky legs. strong and fragrant buckwheat honey, astringent wood - sandalwood, raspberry jam - hint acidity, spices-plenty, (subtle) raspberry-infused chocolate, astringent under-ripened red berry skin, cloying sweetness - honey concentrate if at all possible. flat carbonation, full body - cannot get any thicker, really; cloying, assertively astringent and fruity-spicy finish. very complex sipper - insanely sweet.
BiiruBierBeer (811) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 Smells like bourbon, barleywine, alcohol, and buckwheat honey. Taste is deep dark honey and pecans. Medium to thick body with some alcohol burn.
tom10101 (4524) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: A few 1 oz samples at home over the last few weeks. Thanks to hackobock for the bottle!
>>> A monster sipper mead with an insane amount of honey sweetness and a nice touch of raspberries to make it more palateable.
- Clear dark amber and it leaves long sticky legs on the glass (+)
- There’s an impressive amount of rich honey in the nose (+), but the alcohol is also quite present so it’s a bit boozy (-)
- The sweetness from honey is huge and success to hide the alcohol (+)
- Raspberries presence in both aroma is subtle (especially when compared to Schramm’s), but add a nice fruity and acidic (mild) dimension to the mead (+)
- The body is really thick and the sweetness is mouth coating and lingers a long time before being partially cut by a mild acidic presence (+)
- This is meant to be drink 1 oz at a time
Flavors: Honey (massive!), alcohol, raspberries, mild spiciness, herbal notes
mathieuc (2631) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 oz sample. Pours a deep, clear copper with some really nice legs. Nose is of rich honey and moderate alcohol. Taste is really sweet but not in a cloying manner, not at first at least. Flavors of honey, maple syrup, brown sugar. Some warming alcohol. Treacle. A very light fruitiness. Body is full and mouthfeel thick, sticky and syrupy. OK, a few (4-5) sips in it starts to get really cloying. I wouldn’t drink more than an ounce in one sitting. Overall an interesting drink but maybe I’m more a Trojniak kind of guy. Still a very nice experience, though.