ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle as part of a mead flight at Sunset Grill on 11/17/07
Deep golden with light chartreuse/crimson tints and no head (still). Clear, with strong, dense legs.
A smattering of cinnamon-like spices nip at the nose before a juicy, rich honey and maple aroma develops. Earthy, almost, dirty notes interrupt and are dashed away by a light vinousness and a vanilla finale. Really all over the place, though the alcohol is definitely felt and juicy red apples seem to pervade as well. Not sure what accounts for the dirty/earthy notes, but those are one of the few things attempting to balance the exceeding fruitiness/sugariness. Rather old and tired as well. Medium to medium-high strength of aroma. No flaws, but plenty of alcohol.
Red wine, elderberries and even some blood orange notes seep in to the richly sweet honey flavors, with more earthiness and almost something like tree bark. Vanilla is light on the finish, and is consumed by a bittersweet vinousness that is supplemented with alcohol warmth (dryness). Good, I guess....but it just seems like a Sam Smiths Impy stout. It seems wonderful at first, just like the jadwiga, but the more you drink, the more you come to appreciate the more natural, unpasteurized/unfiltered stuff. Seems pretty commercialized here.
InPivoVeritas (291) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color. Aroma of honey, spices (a bit like gingerbread), berries. Sweet, but not cloying. Nicely warming. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Good mead.
Karstenborg (331) - DENMARK - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber/golden color. Aroma is caramel, fruits and honey. Taste is sweet honey and caramel.
Plovmand (6611) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Thanks Kuba. It pours clear amber. Spicy honey and berries in the aroma. The flavor is mild. Honey and berries. Mild sweetness and long durated fruity.
Grzesiek79 (3307) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
slabienki oj slabienki miod. jasniutki, zlocisty nawet rozwodniony w smaku. Nawet malo slodki. Nie wiem co maja wspolnego ci opaci w nazwie ale to jakis przekret marketingowy bo tak kiepskiego miodu by nie wyprodukowali. Koszmar dobrze ze tylko mala buteleczka 250ml.
hallinghansen (2107) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade from Geophagus, thanks man. Clear golden body with no head. Aroma is honey, caramel, light alcohol, ripe fruit. Flavour is sweet honey, caramel, sweet ripe fruit, light boozy. Waterish mouthfeel. I have a tiny burning feeling on my lips. I like it, and I like mead more and more.
onceblind (4623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle aged for...a while, I dunno, a year-ish. Pours out a copperish golden honey hue. The nose is sweet with clove honey notes and a little sweet berry tones. The taste is full and rich with sticky honey flavors, though not syrupy in texture or tone. A little light juicy berry, a little lavendar, and golden sunshine nectar...not a real thing but I feel it’s a pretty apt description. Rich. Clean. Warming and sweet. But not cloying, not even close.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 75 cl at Gothenburg Beer Festival 2013 (Haket), Saturday, sampled on September 7, 2013.
Wrote down "Specjalny - miod pizny Bernardynski trojniak" 75 cl 13% ABV.
Clear honey color, small bubbles for a tiny head, nice oily legs. Sweet, alcohol scent. Sweet, alcohol, apple taste. Medium mouthfeel, alcohol finish. Sweet aftertaste.
geophagus (244) - Lubin, POLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml. Clear, pale golden color, minimal white foam. Aroma: Fruits, wood, winey notes know from Porto and basement aromas reminds me great Tokay asu wines. Medium alcohol note, a bit too strong. Taste: Moderate sweetness, crisp, fruity, avarage sour. Finish is medium long with notes of oak. Dry and crisp mead with great drinkiability.
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lighter colored gold with. The aroma has sweet notes of honey and some spices. Taste is sweet honey and some spices. Overall, its pretty good. I think I’m developing a preference for the lower alcohol meads.
LoFi (1595) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled bottle at GBF 2012.
Should be this one I guess, though the label was a bit different and the list stated the ABV as 16%.
Pale golden, no head.
Aroma: berries and honey.
Taste: fruity (+dried), light vinous, honey, berries, a bit dry.
Nice, but prefer some of the others from Apis.