S_Side_Smitty (602) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours gold with no head, but really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is oak, vanilla and bourbon with honey taking the back seat. Alcohol is VERY present! Taste truly is complex with bourbon & honey up front. The oak and beautiful vanilla come in next going back to a honey vanilla finish. Really nice!
_angst_ (3648) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle received in trade. Thank you umich03jm! Pours very tiny cloudy golden leaving some beautiful legs on the glass. Smell is intense with high quality honey, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, pollen, bees wax, toasted coconuts, caramelized pecans, hay, minerals, bourbon alcohol and hints of white raisins and lemon peal. Taste is sweet, very tiny sour and floral. Mouthfeel is round, oily, sticky sweet, tiny tannic astringent, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and very tiny sour with high quality honey, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, caramelized pecans, bees wax and bourbon alcohol. Amazingly rich and complex mead! Vulgar yet incredibly intriguingly complex and rewarding. World class mead!
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample tnx to Alex. Pours clear golden yellow with nice legs. Great aroma of honey bourbon fruits vanilla and some boozyness. Flavor is velvety smooth sweet honey fruity some bourbon some pleasant phenols on the palate citric and warming alcohol. Excellent.
AdamChandler (3743) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark yellow some dense and thick alcohol legs. Aroma is straight up dominated by booze. Coconut and Vanilla are present with a faint orange sweetness. This is an incredibly boozy mead. Alcohol burn on the tongue, throat and takes about 30 seconds to fade. Dense and oily. All of the whiskey tastes youíd expect with some berries. I love the mounds bar sort of taste you get from this. but 2 ounces is enough
Chalumeaux (433) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours hazy golden with aromas of honey vanilla and bourbon. Taste is sweet up front with hints of vanilla and bourbon. This is awesome.
AirForceHops (4684) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle shared byAdamjackson during Brian Grand Mead tasting. Crystal clear gold color, aroma is rich and hearty. Thick honey with a great amount of bourbon, oak and hints of vanilla.
Flavor is just as nice as the aroma. Rich full honey through the center with a rich oak, bourbon, and bourbon vanilla. Thicker fuller in body, a much better feel than most meads Iíve experienced. The alcohol does give a nice mild warming after the sip. Damn nice!
WillRunForBeer (1511) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375mL bottle shared by AdamJackson, thanks! Pours yellow gold, no head, legs. Strong bourbon aroma, wildflower, mild honey. This is honey sweet up front with bourbon and oak in the finish. Canít hide the abv in this one.
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tall narrow bottle opened, with difficulty (used a wine opener and cracked part of the glass, with deliberate effort no other issues arose and a great mead was poured) -- Poured into a Prairie tulip. A golden brilliantly clear mead when swirled leaves some very long legs. Smells strongly of honey booze and hint of wood. Flavor is strong delicious mead with a very slight hint of oak but mostly overpowering sweetness (mead, duh) of light citrus, honey, wax, cinnamon, perhaps a hint of apple. Great meat, however, Iím disappointed that they decided to market this as a BBA Mead, Iím not sure what to expected from a mead age on bourbon, but whatever it was, I didnít taste it. Exceptional Mead, as expected, whereís the bourbon?
tectactoe (3122) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Semi-clear golden-yellow body; no head, fat ass legs all over the glass. Huge aroma of glazed honey, vanilla, bourbon, damp wood, mild citrus, & light fusel notes. Flavor is smooth, warm, & sweet. Toasted honeycomb, heavy barrel, vanilla, moderate floral notes, light brown sugar, sticky sweet finish with some lasting alcohol heat. Big bodied. Really nice.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @DC tasting ][ ? ][ mini tumbler ][ 02.15.15 ]
tepid honey, light plastic. Tepid hazy honey. Dusty straw and honey nose, some booze heat. Front palate is hot, bourbon sweetness, light corn and fusel alcohol mid before light honey, gum, and rubber finish. Hot in the end, moderately harsh.