TimE (3363) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber color. Flat, no carbonation. Cherries, honey, apricot, hints of wood and Chinese liquor (biajou) tempt the nose. Very well balance, never too sweet or cloying. Alcohol well hidden. A touch syrupy. Very smooth. Lingering sweet honey and cherries in finish. A touch warming. Excellent.
alkoholocaust (37) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,75l bottle. Copperbrown, no foam at all. Aroma: Honey, toffee and sweet wine. Taste: Lots of honey, sherrywine, candy and dark fruits. Very full body, oily and sticky texture. Long sweet end. Very tasty mead!
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Possibly my favorite mead at the mead fest. I got no rasberries at all which is strange. What I did get was tons of rich maple, raisins, and honey. Just packed with flavor with a thick luxurious mouthfeel. Loved it.
Ernesto987 (3930) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at the meadfest at Julio,s, this one was very rich and chewy. Tons of raspberries, really like it.
ketchepillar (1170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The last few ounces of a bottle thanks to CanIHave4Beers. Super smooth. The alcohol is very well hidden, and what is there just adds character to the raspberry. Very nectar-y.
annunz123 (880) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is honey, cherry, raisins, and alcohol. Taste is sweet and mild, with honey, maple, raisins, and some spice (but surprisingly, no raspberries). A little spice, bitterness, and some drying alcohol in the finish. Probably not for everybody, but I thought this was just great.
Beerhammaren (1165) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.75l bottle from Kavu
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is sweet. Honey, raisins and alcohol. Sweet flavor is very much honey and plums. Sweet but very nice!
olsvammel (3552) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Sample at ÖÖWF. Sweet smell with some brandy. Very sweet taste, fruity with lots of honey. This was like drinking liquid honey or syrup. Very special, I definitely want to drink it again, but a small sample is enough for me. Re-rated at home. It has a boozy smell but the taste is amazing. Sweet with dried fruit and honey.
Kavu (2434) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,75 l bottle from Arkadia Alko. Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is honey, alcohol and some raisins. Flavor is honey, alcohol and raisins. No carbonation. Exquisite.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thx Eugene/77ships !
Colour: golden honey amber
Smell: honey, sweet, some caramel, booze
Taste: absolutly delicious, dominating sweet/alcoholic, no raspberries tough, very delicious and awesome paired with roquefort !