csbosox (1204) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2006 My first mead rating. Small glass @ the Hopleaf, this ended the night out for me. Nose is sweet alcohol. The liquid is like thin honey. The taste is sweet, alcoholic, multi-layered swetness. Some acidity and rum notes as well as vanilla and lemony citrus. Somewhat fiery, but not too much. Not so sure how to rate, since I can’t really compare to other meads, but it was lovely and a real treat. The bartender also filled the glass up to the very top, thanks!
bytemesis (1407) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber, ruby when held to the light. Aroma is very honey, raspberry, touch of woodiness, spice. Very sweet honey and raspberry dominated, with a whiskey like note. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel. Not carbonated. Warming finish. Interesting desert mead.
Grzesiek79 (2350) - Radom, POLAND - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dobry wyrob pszczelarski. Pelnia slodyczy i miodu. Miod jest mardzo bardzo intensywny. Ma sie wrazenie jakby sam miod sie pilo tylko zadszy. Kolor intensywnie brazowo-pomaranczowy. Zapach miodu wiadomo. W tle ukryty alkohol ktorego sie nie wyczuwalo. Smak dodanego soku takze lekko jest zaznaczony, ale malo jest wyrazisty bo miodu jest ok 3/3 objetosci. Polecam.
RobertDale (1882) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample. Thanks Tom! Pours a golden amber. Aroma of honey, dark fruit, florals, and alcohol. Taste is honey, cherries, berries, and a touch of alcohol. Very warming. Best Mead I have tasted.
JStax (1669) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to weihenweizen. Pours a dark, still copper color. Aroma is rough alcohol. Taste is very sweet and smooth. Very good in the finish. Almost fruity.
weihenweizen (1163) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chilled 1 L glass bottle, not like the picture shown, poured into a snifter. Pours clear light red, medium body, and texture is extremely syrupy. Taste starts off off, then goes to big honey, and finishes nice raspberry honey. I thought I would like this more, based on the ratings.
olio (4078) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110123.
Pours clear golden color with no head. Aroma of honey, some ripe sweet fruits, mild caramel and alcohol. Flavor is pretty much the same with some sweetish berries. Nice.
chrisv10 (7833) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Yespr. Clear amber with no head. Aroma is honey, fruit, dark fruits, herbal and a little perfume. Flavour is honey, dark fruits, herbs, warming, sherry, little sugar and plume.
Rasmus40 (6937) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of Yespr. Thanks a lot! Clear amber without head. Aroma is sweet, honey, herbal and alcohol. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Oily and soft. 150313
Kristophe (11) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle at home. Golden, oily liquid, completely still. Super sweet and heave on the nose with tons of roses, honey and berries. Mouthfeel is smooth silk and the taste explodes with honey, roses, rosehips, red berries and warming alcohol. Warming finish. Amazing mead.
TimE (2584) - 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.