arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks Aaron! Clear yellow pour, no head, aroma brought notes of brown sugar, hints of apple, virgin oak with slight vanilla in there. Taste is a nice mix of oak, lemon, some hints of vanilla, touch of bronw sugar, slight apple, lemon, finishing very dry.
umich03jm (2551) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 2012 bottling I think. Clear pale yellow pour with no head. Big oak and vanilla aroma with some earthy honey. Tastes like apple skins, white grape, and dry wood mostly. Very little honey sweetness. Extremely dry and boozy finish with a moderate burn. I had the fresh a couple years ago and remember it being better. This is just ok.
tchaos (302) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Pours clear Amber. Aroma Of apples, vanilla, and oak. Taste of apples, mild spice and honey, with a semi-dry finish.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour. Nice mix of apples, honey, wood, vanilla. Easy drinking and quite smooth.
dchmela (2785) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle. Clean dark gold pour. Big barrel notes, woody, fresh apples in the aroma. Warm apple cider notes, little sweetness and a dry woodiness. Clean, but unappealing finish.
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maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011. Clear pale golden body with no head. Sweet honey and vanilla aroma. Vanilla and acidic fruit flavor with a honey finish. Medium full body with no carbonation.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Early 2012 bottling to white wine stem glass. Glowing light honey colored pour. Tiny bubbles adhere to the glass under the syrupy elixir without forming any specific pattern. Aroma is yellow apple, damp oak, and peach. Smells like a Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay wine blend. Taste is sweeter than the wine it resembles but with similar oak dryness. Honey, apple skin, lemon, and white grape. Finish is oaky and slightly alcoholic. I wasn’t crazy about this at first but its opening up nicely.
magsinva (951) - Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split with DiarmaidBHK - bottle batch number 501009 (Oct 2009) - aroma is smoked oak with some light apple notes. Taste has some sourness, which might be from the age of the mead. Finish is certainly dry. Overall, not my favorite B. Nektar, I lean more towards there sweeter styles.
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Total Wine Naples. Pours golden with a slight oakiness on the nose. Very dry on the tongue comes more from the apple than the honey. I’m not sure he barrel aging does much for it.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 mL bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow color. Aroma of apple, pear, honey, wood, berries. The taste is peppery wood, honey, vanilla, apples. Medium bodied, faint booze. Decent.
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Colorado Mead Tasting ’12, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks Man! Pour is golden yellow with no head and good legs. Green apples, oak, pear, honeydew, a touch of cantaloupe, honey, and almonds in the aroma. Taste is green apples, pears, white grapes, oak, light spice, and biscuit with a dry finish. Light mouthfeel with no carbonation. Not bad.