joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2005 6 year. Pours thick. Enjoyed at room temperature. Aroma is honey, raisins, figs,pear,sweet.Taste is same though mostly just taste honey at first. then lots going on. What is so awesome about this is how damn SMOOTH it was. Perfect after dinner treat. Very sweet, but enough flavor to be enjoyed. Alc is present but def. doesnt stand out like other meads ive had. 2 or 3 ounces at a time.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like wesson oil ..its darker than that though bordering deep gold and light copper.The odor is meadowish almost like it has been strained through hay.The taste is sugar ,straw (wheat) and alcohol.The honey is present but the earthy grassiness really is the main flavor.Mouthfeel : it is syrup very cordial like.Great after dinner shot for sipping you really wouldnt want to drink a bunch at once.Its a little too cloying.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2007 Thanks to John for sharing! This stuff cam be summed up with "alcoholic sugar", but we’ll go into detail anyway. Viscous brown body. Spicy alcohol, dry grass honey in the aroma. The booze wins this round. The honey comes out more in the flavor. Brown sugar, powdered sugar. Overbearingly sweet and alcoholic.
6/10/2007 - Upped the score from a 3.3. The qualities are the same just less annoying this time.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shiney copper brown... no head of course. Nice and pleasant sweet alcohol aroma... sort of a honey pear thing. Taste is woody and fruity sweet honey. Very sweet, but very good.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow this was different. Pours a dark brown, no head or carbonation. Welcome mead, aroma is astringent, honey and cough syrup. Flavor is very hot, full of sweet honey. Palate is syrupy, with a sweet finish. Thanks to JpDipso for the pour.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark honey colored, no head. slick coat of glaze on the edge of the glass instead of lacing. honey and sweet vermouth aroma. flavor is strong honey, hot and sweet white wine too. sweet vermouth finish. 17%?? no way!
JFGrind (1912) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From time to time some beer geek starts telling me I have to try Jadwiga Mead. I’m happy I was finally able to sample it at the Philly Gathering. Honey aroma, butterscotch and nutty flavor. Sample had a warming effect on me. Interesting packaging, perfect libation for a social setting.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Okay..........fucking awesome........so glad I ordered a bottle of my own along with some other Polish meads from Liquid Solutions. I knew I would like mead if I just got ahold of some o’ the right stuff. Will update rating when I crack my own bottle and sit down to really analyze it.
JMerritt (1890) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brown amber and very thick, leaving oily, long legs on the glass. Very strong aroma: alcohol, brown sugar and clover honey. Very floral, bringing forth false memories of springtime strolls through wet, blooming meadows. Such a sweet, soft flavor, not abrasive or overly alcoholic like so many other meads, with notes of pear, Gala apples, maple syrup, and a touch of alcohol. The aroma would have you believe that this is going to be a burningly hot alcoholic drink, but the flavor is so delicate that you feel the need to savor every sip. Fabulous, and worth every tenth of a penny.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz. sample - Hop Leaf, Chicago: still, clear dark, golden with ruby hints. Strong, butterscotch aroma heavily laced with ripe apples, pears, sticky honey and an interesting earthy component. Maple syrup text on the tongue, with a feel of whiskey through the finish. Sugary flavours are most evident along side of the crazy stickiness which coats the lips and sooths the stomach. The alcohol is evident only in the feeling you get after a few sips, not the flavour, which is full of sweet honey, tea, hints of anise, and just a quick touch of soy when you aren’t paying attention. An amazingly complex treat.