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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 465   ABV: 15.5%
It’s a dark time for the rebel army. The evil empire has tightened its grip and has silenced the rebels’ voice. In an effort to strengthen their cause, the rebels sent out thousands of bottles across the galaxy. But the Imperial troops are hot on their trail. The revolution begins today. Help us B. Nektar fans... You’re our only hope. May the pours be with you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10019) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Sample at the Far Out! Space Tasting #2 on 10/01/2015. Clear yellow-gold color with a minimal head and sparse legs on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and citrus. Full-bodied with flavors of bourbon, oaky vanilla and citrus. The finish is boozy with a bourbon and vanilla aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Pour out of bottle at the meadery, clear dark orange-red pour with no head, still pour, aroma brought notes of big honey, floral notes, hints of oak, bourbon, nice vanilla notes. Taste was a mix of vanilla, oak, bourbon into a bit of honey, floral notes with a hint of char, finishing fairly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlandersNed (371) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
375ml bottle - original vintage. Lightly hazy straw-colored hue. Dried, mown floral/field; sweet, viscous honey & bourbon/oak notes w/light spices. Heavy body, still.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (5194) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden, no head, no lacing. Aroma is honey and bourbon, hints of slightly tart apple and vanilla, finger nail polish remover. Flavor is fully sweet, very alcoholic, honey and bourbon with an acetone bite. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
S_Side_Smitty (626) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2015
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (3920) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2015
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 you’d expect with some berries. I love the mounds bar sort of taste you get from this. but 2 ounces is enough

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (607) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2015
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 I’ve experienced. The alcohol does give a nice mild warming after the sip. Damn nice!

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