NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to theAlum. Gorgeous mead here. Pours gold and still. Nose is super clean and aromatic. Light vanilla but the orange blossom remains incredibly persistent. Fresh and forward, the essence of the honey is here. Light fruit to the nose, super clean without any fermentation issues. On tasting, lush on the palate. Balanced acidity with a medium sweet finish that is never cloying. Incredibly fresh and the essence of orange blossom honey. So much better than the B.Nektar non-BA OB meads. Simply world class.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Ron
Bottle: The aroma consists of honey,oak, orange, and a hint of vanilla. It pours a dull white-gold with no head...just a stray bubble here and there. The flavor starts with moderate honey with a hint of apple. The finish has a light-moderate oak, light alcohol, and a touch of vanilla. It’s full bodied with minimal carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel.
tectactoe (672) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: thanks, Ron! Completely still, honey straw color with no head. Aroma is sweet honey with very subtle citrus notes, sugar, & a notable amount of wet oak in the finish. Taste is very sweet but very smooth; awesome honey notes, light floral tones, mellow oak, & a finishing touch of some residual sweetness. Very good stuff, the 14% ABV is completely hidden.
michaelinwa (534) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trade with Lemonhead. Pours a pale golden color, with an pronounced aroma of sweet honey and oranges and fruit. Taste is sweet, but not sticky, with notes of honey and citrus other fruit and alcohol bite. Some nice complexity that is probably added by the barrel treatment. Flavor lingers long into the finish. Very tasty stuff. Not sure it’s something I would spring for again, but maybe; it’s that good.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden with no head. Honey, fruity and citrus aroma. Spicy, fruity and sweetish flavour.
_angst_ (2086) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you lionsandbeer! Pours cloudy golden with no head worth mentioning. Smell is sweet and tiny sour with buttery crackers, high quality honey, alcohol, white bread, charred wood, dew and hints of lemon grass and lemon zest. Taste is very sweet with tons and tons of high quality honey, alcohol, buttery crackers, vanilla essence, charred wood, moist moss, orange zest, lemon grass and even more honey. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, slightly clogging, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet with honey, buttered crackers, hay, lemon grass, charred wood, vanilla and alcohol. Huge in every way, concentrated tasty high quality honey. Very tasty but I would have a hard time finishing more than a small glass of this.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle tnx to Alex. Pours clear pale yellow. Aroma is sweet honey fruity. Flavor is sweet a bit astringent chemical fruity floral; nice and clean.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sweet&Sour in Sätila 20130810. Pours somewhat hazy pale yellow. Honey aroma, floral, butter, fruity, lemon, caramel, raisins, citrus, orange, nuts. Lots of honey in the flavor, floral, woody notes, oranges, citrus, warming alcohol, raisins, dades. Honey finish with hay, caramel, floral, sweet and with warming alcohol.
holdenn (2062) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to the Alum for sharing this. Clear yellow with no head. Nose of oranges sweet honey sand some wild flowers. Not overly sweet balanced light fruit. Some light alcohol in the finish. Really good stuff that only seemed to get better as it warmed up. 8/4/9/5/17
toxichop (242) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
S: The alcohol is sharp on this one, there is also oak, raw honey and some piss. P: Well, exactly how it look on the bottle, a golden yellow with no head, just some bubbles that hang for a second. T: Starts of with sweet honey, citrus, oak, and a touch of alcohol towards the end. M: Light and syrupy. O: The taste was pretty good but I still had trouble drinking this, glad to try this but I dont think im gonna be buying any mead any time soon.
ReggieDunlap (2777) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright yellow/honey color...very clear. Aroma has some sweetness...honey and almost apple...slightly boozy/winey...nice oak...some orangey notes. Flavor has nice sweet honey...orange blossom...still getting an apple note like an ice cider...oak is mild but present. Mouthfeel is medium and syrupy with an oaky/sweet with a lingering warmth.