Dogbrick (10019) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
FlandersNed (371) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bytemesis (5194) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
S_Side_Smitty (626) - 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_ (3850) - Göteborg, 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 (4229) - 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 (3920) - 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 you’d expect with some berries. I love the mounds bar sort of taste you get from this. but 2 ounces is enough
Chalumeaux (607) - 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 (5030) - 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 I’ve experienced. The alcohol does give a nice mild warming after the sip. Damn nice!