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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
A sweet mead made with whole cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans and aged on American oak. We slice each vanilla bean open by hand before adding to the mead to ensure maximum flavor extraction. Serve slightly chilled.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
574deadzone (1321) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pours a largely clear, still straw golden with some visible sediment and solid alcohol legs. Nose is where this began to go to hell for me: some definite spice notes, a touch of apple and fruit, but I also got a healthy dose of damp used dishcloth and window cleaner and other detergent notes. Pretty sweet flavor with a touch a of bitterness, but nothing that could overcome the nose. Very hot and heavier bodied, which made for a miserable experience, yet for some reason I kept trying to drink it thinking it would get better. Just god awful despite high hopes. The vanilla and cinnamon took a backseat to all the terrible notes for me. I enjoy mead, but this just went all wrong for me in so many ways. Gross...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (2210) - - DEC 1, 2012
Looks like cloudy piss. Aroma is mostly wine with tiny hints of the vanilla and cinnamon. Taste is incredibly sweet. Opens with the vanilla note with the cinnamon following. Oak is mostly post-swallow. Very interesting and complex, but not super drinkable because of the overwhelming sweetness. Probably more interesting than good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
May 4, 2012 - with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel. Blue 750ml bottle c/o j&m. Very pale slightly hazy yellow with a few suspended particles, no head - looks .... nice? boring? dunno (not much in the way of legs). Odd pungent, almost sour aroma - boozy; like patchouli incense - sharp and burnt, dry, spicy somewhat sweet (weird). Taste is all perfume and incense - jesus. Light and syrupy, no carbonation, long perfume and honey finish - weird and then some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours very light clear, like clear lemon juice. The aroma brings sweet vanilla boozy honey. The flavor is overpowering vanilla extract, even though it is vanilla beans. The cinnamon is nice to help round out the vanilla, but the higher ABV makes it rough on the palate overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3581) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle at Big Beers. Really kinda odd. Aroma reminded me of wool a little. Flavor was spicy with a hint of vanilla. Not my fave.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle from Adventures in wine and beer - pours a pale gold with no head. Aroma is vanilla (once it warms from fridge temp), cinnamon, and sweet floral notes. Taste is sweet on the initial attack, a bit tart in the mid palate and finishes spicy dry. Overall, this is a lot simpler then some of their other meads, solid, but not outstanding.  

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle for Bruisin’ Ales. Pours light and golden. Notes of cinnamon on the nose. The vanilla becomes more prominent as it warms. Lots of sugar on the tongue. Finishes with a bit of tartness. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (4765) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle, pours a very clearish color, maybe light champagne or dull ginger ale. Aromas of strong cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean, oak, honey, and misc spice. Taste is spicy, hot, and sweet all at the same time. Maybe the most vanilla tasting thing I have besides straight extract. I want to like it but its too sweet and finishes rough. Could never be drank in qty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20883) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a very pale yellow color with no head. Has a sweetish spicy vanilla aroma with hints of cinnamon. Sweetish spicy vanilla honey flavor with hints of cinnamon. Has a sweetish spicy vanilla honey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2012

Bottle 750ml. blue glass.

Clear light yellow colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy spicy, cinnamon, "danish" bagererens fredags snegle, moderate honey, alcohol notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, spicy, cinnamon, but INO quit balanced. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120616]

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