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B. Nektar Sleeping Giant

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 570   ABV: 19%
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Once upon a time a giant was imprisoned inside a rye whiskey barrel. For over a year he sat in silence and total darkness and finally, he fell asleep. In time the world forgot about him. Until one day, a brave mead maker with a magical mustache discovered the giant, and put it in a bottle. At over 19% abv, this mead should not be taken lightly. Uncork the bottle and awaken the Sleeping Giant.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3409) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
September 18, 2015. Bottle, shared by _angst_, thanks!
Clear pale golden with some nice legs, no head. Aroma is sweet honey, some vanilla, oak, whiskey, alcohol with some glue notes. Taste is very sweet and boozy with a light spicy note. Finish is sweet with honey, toffee, vanilla, quite intense boozy notes with some bourbon character and light spiciness. Full bodied, no carbonation, oily texture.
Good but too hot with some higher alcohol notes.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Boozey mead smell. Taste is decent generic honey mead with a bit of an alcohol presence but it’s not too bad. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Shared thanks to Dan. Pours a clear brownish golden yellow. I was expecting a big boozy bomb and it was a tad more refined than I expected. Aromas of sweet honey, alcohol is certainly there, slight vanilla. Taste is sweet with an alcohol kick. Medium thick body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
375ml bottle shared by DCLawyer, thanks! Poured a clear dark yellow color, mostly still. Honey comes through pretty strong in this one, boozy legs on it. Sweet, but dry enough to be enjoyable. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7351) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Lots of honey and some pepper. Amber pour. Sweet finish with a touch of pepper. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2985) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours a still deep amber color. Lots of spicy notes on the nose with some pumpernickel bread, buckwheat honey and sweet caramel. Palate is sweet with a spicy bourbon heat on the background that reads a bit peppery and herbal. Sweetness definitely hides the abv but the twangy dark bitter citrus note on the finish introduces a bit of burn and medicinal lingering flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear pale golden, nose is honey, fruity, smoky, floral, taste is similar, quite hot, dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle. very pale yellow with no head. Aroma of honey, some alcohol. Taste of rich honey and some alcohol. Sweet and a little hot

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1336) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
Pours clear golden yellow with nonhead. Aroma is vanilla, booze and oak. Taste is vanilla, booze heat, honey, slight apple.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
bottle at home ... golden yellow ... soft thin light peppery woody honey nose ... woody fruit ...big whisky ... big alcohol burn ...soft fruit ... big alcohol ... soft whisky ... ligth sweet homey.. not for me this one


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