KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Bottle Share. Big honey flavor, oranges, bourbon, wood, vanilla. Oily, medium golden color. Flat. Sweet vanilla flavor, honey, oily syrup. Softy and silky with nice tartness to balance.
Sledutah (6396) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle are the RB Awards
Clear golden, no head or lacing. Aroma of honey and sugar. Flavors of sugar, apples, hot alcohols with a dry finish
Ferris (9806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet honey notes. Clear gold. Sweet, grainy honey with an earthy note. Booze is evident.
BuckeyeBoy (4436) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great little bottle thanks to rich. Pours out a golden topped with no head. nose is honey sweetness some spice bourbon barrel vanilla. Taste is more of sweetness honey booze heat bourbon and vanilla. I am very happy to have finally tried this one.
boisebeerguy (153) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
May the force be with you. Finally cracked this and damn its smooth and sweet. The dark side will find you with this one
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear yellow, no head.
Aroma of honey, wood and booze, well blended, although almost like it is a bit oxidated ( likely the wood, the bottle is fresh opened ). Flavor is fantastic. deep honey, with some herbal and woody notes on top of that, also faint flowery note, and faint frutiy notes. but mostly potent honey. very good mead.
vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden pour with no head. Bourbon, honey and oak aromas. Flavors are sweet honey, bourbon and oak Flavors, nice!
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with my wife. Pours a relatively clear golden amber. Big sweet honey and a touch of warm alcohol, floral and fruity, vanilla and wood. Medium-bodied, sweet caramel and honey. Big and warm, soft vanilla and bourbon, fruity honey. Glad this has been sitting in my cellar for a couple years, it’s absolutely lovely and while big, isn’t hot and boozy. Really well balanced and super smooth. Lingering vanilla and soft honey with caramel on the finish.
Stuu666 (8356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear golden, nose is toffee, vanilla, floral, honey, taste is similar, rich, fruity, oak.
McNeillR (2031) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale golden, slightly cloudy and no head. Nose is extremely boozy apple, kiss of honey and itchy woody tea. Initial taste is a rich and vibrant spicy cooking apple. Soft carbonation and polished mouthfeel, but fairly telling of booziness before the finish. Linger is thick honey and melon, ceramicy and oaky before heavy spice.
Bottle, Public Transport Delayed Tasting