tchaos (264) - 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 (2982) - 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 (2500) - 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 (5397) - 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.
DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle tasted at RBSG grand tasting post-tasting. Honey and good rye whiskey in the nose. Clear golden slight orange color. Awesome wildflower honey aroma in the flavor, love it. Moderate to bigger body. Smooth, kind of slick, lighter carbonastion. More slick finish. Awesome rye whiskey wildflower mead. Starting to see a distinction in this type of honey, and I dig it every time. 19%?! Hides ABV super well.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-thanks Adam. Had right after he shared bully guppy.
Slightly hazy yellow. A-alcohol, spice, honey. T-follows. Warms on the way down, sipper.
Homer321 (2509) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample thanks to alum. A lot weirdness when Peter talks a out kissing a dude while I try to drink this mead. Probably why I don’t like mead but to each their own. Chill. Long dry honey finish.
Ferris (6858) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet sugary Whisky notes, bright fruit. Hazy pale yellow with no head. Honey, booze and light melon notes. Rich syrupy body, and a boozy finish.
kbudd19 (828) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to Adam for sharing this. Clear white wine pour, no head. Aroma, oak, rye, some slight booze. Taste, wow, very sweet, oak, some heat from the booze but not much considering the ABV. Complex , sweet, very tasty.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Andrew. Clear yellow sweet honey and alcohol. Sweet favors simple honey some earthiness. good but boozy 8/3/7/3/15