Criz (234) - - AUG 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours like a white wine, no carbonation. Honey, grass, oak. Very sweet, hides the booze well.
SpongeRuiner (945) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 15’ Meadfest. Pours a bright golden yellow color with clear transparency. Practically no bubbles. A touch of honey sweetness with a big whiskey aroma. A very soft feel. A big boozy front until end here. Still a little sweet with the mouthfeel. Some spice comes up towards the end. Slow drinking and a bit hot but decent. Got some more to age.
Huhzubendah (3053) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transparent light yellow, akin to a white wine. Honey and apple aroma with vanilla, oak, whiskey. Sweet, syrupy. Heavy booze and dessert like sweetness. Well done and flavorful in small doses. A good bottle to share.
SudsMcDuff (6923) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blue bottle provided by Scott .. . Whiskey, honey, and holiness .. Mouth is full and sweet .. You can live too long .. Great mead, stubborn cork .. . Clearly a dry year for the vineyard
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charule (1616) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from LP Binnys. Poured clear champagne yellow no head. Aroma hot rye barrel orange mead comes through. No carb med bod. Taste honey pollen dry oak.
JaBier (5616) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear blanc with no head and slight legs. Aroma of honey, booze, vanilla and slight apple. Honey and vanilla flavor with light apple before a boozy finish.
tchaos (336) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle from b nektar. Pours still off-yellow. Nose of heavy honey and rye. Taste is Whiskey forward with deep honey and slight vanilla. Long, boozy finish that supports the abv.
tectactoe (3120) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Wade. Flat pour, slightly hazed light-straw color. Aroma of super boozy honey with a little bit of musty wood. Very boozy. Almost solvent-like. Taste isn’t solventy but there’s still a huge warmth to it. Seems more balanced, though, because it’s also super sweet. Tons of clover honey with lingering residual sugars. A touch of tannin, wood. But mostly booze & honey. Warming finish. Not bad, but there’s nothing really exciting about this.
umich03jm (2841) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to mrebeks for sharing. Hazy pale yellow pour, still appearance. Aromas are musty honey, ginger, vanilla, and light whiskey. Tastes very smooth for a 19% abv mead. Fresh honey, light ginger, big vanilla. Slight booze in the finish. Really nice.
Pailhead (5732) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of mrebeks
Bottle: The aroma consists of alcohol, light honey, and a hint of floral notes. It pours a slightly hazy dull yellow with no head. The flavor starts with a moderate honey. The finish has some vanilla with a hint of alcohol. It’s medium bodied with no carbonation. Overall, this doesn’t taste a boozy as it smells.