mR_fr0g (4954) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Leightons pad. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. Nice reddy amber orange coloured pour, nice and viscous. Aroma is earthy honey, hawthorn, plenty of hot alcohol, little orange. Flavour is really smooth pure honey, earthy nutty, sherry fruits, super drinkable. Palate is velvety, full bodied, sweet bodied. Very smooth, Warming alcohol in the finish. Packs a punch.
sokuzs1 (177) - - FEB 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2015 Aroma: honey, raspberry, alcoholTaste: sweet, raspberry, honey, fruity Fantastic mead!
Leighton (13520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in London - but just a little bit! Picked up at Julio’s. Pours clear, rich amber with no head. The nose holds a lot of rich honey, lightly crystallised, with subtle citric tones underscored flowers and dried berries. Big sweet flavor with thick, viscous honey, more flowers, some caramel, clover, raspberry, cherry, bread. Full bodied, thick and chewy, soft and oily. Warming on the finish with more rich, decadent and lightly toasted honey, some mellow alcohol, berries, clover. As you swirl it around your mouth it feels more and more like real honey. There’s lingering warmth and sticky, luxurious honey character. Wonderful stuff.
EdKing (2093) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottel care of Leighton. Reddish to clear brown colour, no head. Nose is musty, honey, floral, honeysuckle, caramel, apple, ice cider, musty apple fruit, very sweet, syrupy. Taste is caramel, apple, honey, toffee apple, slight sweet wine vinous, ice cider. Rich, sweet but very very nice.
Scopey (8466) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Mr L. K. Smith for this mead monster. Appearance-wise it is a clear, oily amber. The nose is rich, unctuous, oily, toffee, toasted bread, dried fruits, cinnamon roll and honey. The tast is rich, oily, juicy, honeyed fruits, toffee, burnt caramel, baked goods, apple, pear and tarte tatin with a smooth, boozy finish. Rich, sweet and oily. An enjoyable sipper. Cheers!
InPivoVeritas (378) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber. Aroma is a bit spicy honey, rich fruitness (berries, some cherry notes maybe). Very sweet with syrupy mouthfeel. Awesome, rich and very thick.
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Stas. Clear dark amber. Slightly alcoholic, daisy aroma. Very sweet and alcoholic taste. Thick, full body, a little herbal finish.
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
15/XI/14 - 25cl bottle from an Apis honey shop (Gent, Brussels, ...) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-1339)
Clear dark amber mead, very adhesive, tears trickling down the glass. Aroma: bourbon, caramel, vanilla, sugary, alcohol, honey, bit oxidized. MF: medium to full body. Taste: sweet sugary start, alcohol, honey, caramel, bit floral. Aftertaste: sugary, honey, alcohol, some walnuts, sweet. Nice, although I have very little experience with mead.
Dr_Fellini (770) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep amber ruby color with basically no head. Aroma is sweet, honey, boozy. Flavor is big, super sweet, light alcohol burn. Palate is amazingly thick, syrupy, sweet, lingering honey sweetness. Phenomenal.
Bleki (105) - Gliwice, POLAND - OCT 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear, dark brown, with no head. In aroma dried fruits and other dark fruits, rose, honey, caramel. In taste very sweet. Full body, thick, sticky, flat. Warming, with absolutely no alcohol in taste. Really nice one!