Leighton (11593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Courtesy of Matt and Leighton! Pours clear yellow, no head. Glorious honey and suggestions of citrus. Big sweet flavor but not cloying, rich honey, some light dry straw. Full bodied with no carbonation. Light warmth to finish, rich honeycomb, touches of bread. Delicious stuff. Very rich and decadent but exceedingly drinkable. Lovely.
rlgk (11327) - Göteborg, 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.
Koelschtrinker (10947) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deutlich holziger Beginn, die intensiven Honigaromen sind dem unterzuordnen. Intensive Aromen von Honig im Mittelteil, dazu scharf alkoholisch, was etwas stört. Dann wieder holzig, vollmundig, characktervoll. 9/12/8/13/14/12
Ratman197 (10066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle poured a clear gold with no head. Aromas of honey, orange blossoms and light straw. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of honey, orange blossom, light straw and light spice with a smooth dry lingering orange blossom honey finish.
daknole (9401) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Rich for a nice woodshop pour! Clear gold pour. Aroma hits up front with some wildflower and orange blossom honey notes, with a lightly spicy and woodsy aroma. Flavor is sweet and has something earthy and spicy going on that I wasn’t quite able to pinpoint.
hopscotch (9361) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear, straw-colored mead with tons of great, long legs. The aroma is a passable marriage of methanol, orange blossom honey and earthy wood. Full-bodied and oily. The flavor is complex and sweet with acceptable bitterness and a hint of tartness. Finishes medium sweet and mildly bitter with a gentle kiss of acidity. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
jtclockwork (8746) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow. Nice sheen left on glass. Nose and taste of high quality honey nectar, beeswax, florals, vanilla and oak. Hint of orange zest. Finishes with a whisky-like alcohol burn, but well balanced and pleasant. Not overly harsh.
GT2 (8663) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375mL at Woodshop 7 thanks to richiesd. Pours clear straw to white with huge legs on the snifter rim. Nose brings forth some recurring Kool-Aid burst and lower school sugar water drink. Taste is honey, pineapple, Kool-aid burst, some juice box. Very sweet. Not a lot of full viscosity. Feels a bit thin and very sweet even for mead.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from batch 0730410. Pours with a still and clear straw yellow hued body with massive legs. Aromas are of complex yet subtle oak lactones, light zesty orange, candied and ripe pear, rich honey and a light nutty toasty quality. Elegant. Subtle, floral with some peppery alcohol. Flavors are sweet, vinous and nicely balanced by a floral and earthy tannin and lactone. Floral, medium vanillins. Balanced acidity and alcohol. Somewhat subtle, but the overall balance of flavors is superb. Rich and mellow honey, toasted oak and light citrus. Fuller and velvety body. Excellent.
Ibrew2or3 (7043) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to my sister, ratebeer’s 15_2_Kuhnhenn. This pours clear gold with sticky legginess. The aroma is, uh, bold and tough to put into words. Sometimes I seem to get vanilla mixing with onions and garlic while other times I get vanilla, flowers, black pepper and earthiness. Interesting. The taste is similar with an interesting vanilla like sweet honey note that has floral notes and an onion quality around the edges. To midway it takes on a neat peppery note.