hackobock (1977) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, july 27. Pours clear dark golden with no head. Aroma is floral honey, slightly oxidized, madeira, rose-hip, figs, raspberries and alcohol. Taste is very sweet with floral honey, red berries, madeira and alcohol warmth in the finish. Smooth sticky texture, full bodied.
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly rubbish brown. Aroma is honey, berries, brown sugar, booze. Full bodied, extreme sweet on the palate, painfully sweet finish. Taste is brown sugar, honey, raspberry, more honey. Sweet!
BeerBaboon (1674) - FINLAND - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served in a cup in Wroclaw, Poland. Aroma is sweet, fruity, herbal and spicy. Flavour is heavy sweet, fruity and honey.
martin00sr (1169) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber. Floral, honey aroma. Soft, floral, honey aroma. Oily mouthfeel. Lingering, sweet aftertaste. Yummy.
beer_est_deus (806) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brun-röd. Doft: Madeira, röd vin, ek, alkohol. Smak: Madeira, rom russin, vilda bär, alkohol, honung, mild sött trä, blommigt, hallon sylt.
Luvystypotables (904) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of honey, herbs and fruit. Reddish copper colour. Excessively sweet taste, with a fruity herb palate.
kidobutai (465) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful color, red with a hint of orange. Fruity smell but very song hard liquor aroma. The description is accurate, the honey taste completely masks the alcohol. This is a dangerous drink!
mike5326 (1068) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle that was slightly chilled. Clear caramel color with beautiful lacing. Strong honey and raspberry aroma. Strong honey flavor with hints of raspberry and a nice finish.
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vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from bottle. Dark brune pour, still. Floral, dark plum, and fruit aromas. Syrup like texture, sweet honey, bit of bite and warmth, hints of fruit
Swaroga (1617) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my 1000th rating. I chose to rate this particular mead for a reason ; I come from Poland and this seams to be the best Polish delicacy on RB.
The bottle 50cl made of ceramic.
It has a deep red color. It leaves clear stains on the glass.
NOSE : from far this mead has a wood like smell with strong aromas of fruits. Obviously the honey is on top layer. The fruit aromas are quite complex. Mostly red berry fruits. The aromas of booze comes up when putting the nose into the sniffer. After a while of oxidation it wares off. The quality of the honey aromas is just amazing. It has also notes of toffee and burned caramel. Even some chocolate. Roses.
SIP : it is oily and sticky. It is quite thick. The feeling is very intense. The sweetness literally invades my mouth. It’s quite a shock whenever it touches my taste buds. Behind the top layer of sweetness it gets a bit acidic. It reveals complex fruit and flower notes. Aftertaste is sweet with aromas of rose dominating the palate.
OVERALL : it’s really a delicacy. Maybe not something one might choose to get drunk but something definitely to cheer up with.