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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2015
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2014
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 isnít solventy but thereís still a huge warmth to it. Seems more balanced, though, because itís 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 thereís nothing really exciting about this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3002) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (932) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle from 15í 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5675) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
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. Itís medium bodied with no carbonation. Overall, this doesnít taste a boozy as it smells.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8548) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tchaos (336) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2015
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.


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