deanso (6058) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample thanks to JulienHuxley.
No head or carbonation (but it’s a couple of days old). Clear amber pour. Lots of raisins honey and booze. A little port. Very nice
tom10101 (3353) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 oz sample thanks to JulienHuxley!
Appearance: Clear deep amber and it leaves nice legs on the glass.
Aroma: Burst of honey along raisins, moderate spiciness, port-like, earthy/mineral notes an alcohol (not overpowering, especially considering the abv).
Taste: Sweet and fruity with raisins, honey, floral presence, moderate spiciness, earthy/mineral notes, port and alcohol heat.
Palate: Full bodied. Liquorous and a bit oily mouthfeel. Interesting warming finish with a lingering sticky honey sweetness.
Overall: The best non Schramm’s mead that I have tried so far. Quite complex and really tasty. The alcohol warmth is definitely there, but it fits well with the other components and it never feels too much. Interesting balance. Loved it. Now I need to try the Jadwiga.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to fonefan. Golden color, no head. Honey aroma, fruity, vinous notes, a bit spicy, nectar, floral notes. Honey flavor, warming alcohol, caramel, raisins, spicy notes, nectar, some almonds. Quite nice.
kermis (6040) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample thanks to JulienHuxley. Brown color with no head. Aroma of raisins, spice, booze, fairly port like, honey, caramel and overripe dark fruits. Flavor is heavy sweet. Medium to full bodied with very soft carbonation.
Koelschtrinker (11736) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr süßer aber nicht beißender Antrunk. Trotz des hohen Alkoholgehalts süffig, erst zum Ende intensiv nach Honig, Blüten. 9/12/13/12/11/12
caesar (5493) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Borresteijn, small sample. Clear amber color, quite vinous. Aroma is flowery, honey, slight spicy, bit cookie. Quite complex in aroma for a mead, which is great. Soft sweet and sirupy in taste, warming alcohol. Good viscosity. Wonderful mead.
JulienHuxley (3763) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample shared by borresteijn, thanks Rob. Dark colored mead, brownish-amber color. Aroma of raisins, raisin bread, light cinnamon (although maybe only by association with raisins), honey, nice dessert spice. Taste is sweet, light acidity, very easy drinking, light warming feeling but no real boozy flavor, lots of raisins. Palate is liquory, mouth coating. Very nice.
Borresteijn (5129) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 bottle, brought from Poland, thanks Coen! Clear amber colour, no head. Aroma of brown sugar, raisins, very much like Madeira wine, some alcohol. Flavour is sweet, Madeira, raisins, rhum, brown sugar, sticky honey, some alcohol heat. Lots of raisins and brown sugar. Sweet and luscious. I usually don’t rate meads, but I paid €17,- for this, so I’ll be a hypocrite.
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
No head. Deep clear golden brown body. Deep fruity honey and
raspberry aroma with vanilla and sherry notes. Sweet fruity
floral taste with raspberry alcohol notes. Full-bodied. Soft,
smooth mouthfeel with considerable alcohol heat. Sweet raspberry
and vanilla aftertaste with wooden alcoholic fruity notes. Long,
lingering vanilla sherry finish. Wonderful. Fantastically
drinkable with lovely, lovely sippable qualities. Sharper than
the jadwiga, and with less depth. (0.75l bottle from airport
shop in Warsaw.)
Benzai (9428) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Fonefan at his place. Clear orange-red color, no head. Hard to describe but very nice aroma. Taste is very nicely balanced: honey, alcohol and lightly fruity. Nice.