Steve_0 (2968) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12, courtesy of Armin. Thanks Man! Pour is deep copper with no head and good legs. Raisins, spiced rum, honey, figs, a touch of raspberry, and maple syrup in the aroma. Taste is sweet banana, raisins, bourbon, a touch of acid, maple syrup, wood, and light cocoa. Syrupy mouthfeel with no carbonation. Great mead!
dwyerpg (4703) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This an absolutely beautiful reddish brown color. And it only gets better from there. A wonderful honey flavor but without being sweet really at all. Smooth and delicious, a friend’s mother brought this from Poland. Had with her home-cooked Polish dinner. Fantastic. I’m really debating giving this a perfect score.
The_Osprey (2380) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Leighton for this. Dark reddy brown, slightly hazy, no head at all, legs on the glass. Aroma is very sweet and musty, lots of pungent honey, slightly sour. Body is medium to full, smooth, rich, no carbonation. Taste is sweet honey, tangy, a little salty seaweed, card, maybe clove? Nice.
mR_fr0g (4372) - 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 (79) - - 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 (12580) - 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 (2022) - 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 (7860) - 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 (316) - 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 (2787) - 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 (5503) - 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.