DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first mead experience. Deep amber color, clear. Complex aroma very similar to port, with butterscotch, flowers, berries. The taste is primarily honey, extremely sweet with hint of metallic in the finish. Even before I read the description I picked out the rose flavor. Alcohol is almost imperceptible. I think by its nature it would be difficult to drink more than a few ounces at a time, and it produced massive cravings for water. With that, and having tried no other meads to date, I would say that it’s hard to imagine much better than this from a mead. (Bottle purchased at Julio’s).
kbudd19 (888) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 oz sample sent to me by Tom10101, thanks man! Appearance is reddish/brown. Aroma is light raspberry, honey, Apple, somewhat perfume like with some floral undertones. Taste is thick sweet honey, brown sugar, faint hints of fruit, and a touch of alcohol burn in the finish. Man, this is unlike any other mead I’ve tried, very thick mouthfeel and exceptionally sweet but manages to avoid going over the top. Very smooth and alcohol is well hidden, great in small samples, awesome stuff!
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15. Flat bronze pour. Nose is sweet, honey, raspberries and some floral notes. Taste is smooth, sweet, honey, raspberry, floral notes and a slight burn. Slow sipper!
ramboraffe (1256) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Sample at RBScSG. Clear cognac Amber no head. Vinous sweet alcohol. Sweet no carbonation low bitterness. A lot of honey.
jackl (5806) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Craft Clerko. Thanks to Mr Smith for supplying this longtime want! Amber pour with a small ring of bubbles. Nose is very strong and sweet. Straight concentrated honey. Nutmeg and cinnamon spices. General boozy heat. The flavor is very, very sweet and not as nuanced as I had hoped. Loads of honey, caramel. Little else. A touch of earthy wax. Cloying. Decent stuff, but I was a bit let down by this considering its lofty reputation.
whale_hunter (10) - - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a clear brown-red color. Aroma is hot, vinous, port honey. Flavor is honey forward, raisins, lacking any distinct raspberry tartness or flavor. Very smooth, extremely sweet, slightly oxidized. Overall good mead, not very balanced, but the sweetness is pleasant. Opens up nicely.
umich03jm (2767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is so intense and rich. Musty, earthy honey, flowers, light raspberry, maple, and oak. Tastes intensely sweet but also a bit of booze. All the aromas are there with some syrupy butterscotch too. Full body, syrupy mouthfeel. Very good but also hard to drink more than a few ounces.
Countbeer (5316) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Geophagus: Wineglass:
Clear amber colored body with no head.
Aroma honey, wood, prunes, some apples, some sweets/light hint of sugars, some cabbage, toast, nutty and some cough syrup.
Flavour of spice, honey, wood, toast, sweets/sugars, light herbal, caramel, sticky, marzipan, some fruit (apple, prunes) and corn with an alcohol/spice thickness...
Aftertaste of honey, wood, sugars, spice and toast.
No carbo, creamy spicy mouthfeel, full body. Damn this is interesting!
linusb (124) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Rosehip, figs T: Rosehip, honey, rosewater O: Very beautiful colours, very sweet and complex flavours!
Majek (495) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, amber colour. Aroma of good quality honey and raisins. Medium body and pleasant mouthfeel. Medium sweet and warming finish. Very good mead. One of the most popular poltorak in Poland.
Zita (5513) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Saxo:sweet Honey aroma,brown, clear, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, sweet raisin,nuts finish.