garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Mabel & Jerc. Appearance: white wine. Aroma: Tons of vanilla, perfume, like mulled wine, cloves, scented candles. Flavour: tons of cloves, cinnamon and fresh vanilla, super strong and Perfumish. Really really really strong Flavour. Like drinking perfume. Honey and perfume finish.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at Atlantic City Beer fest. The flavor and the aroma are the same, sweet, vanilla, cough syrup. The finish is vanilla, candle wax. Decent. A little to cloying.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with excellent legs. Aroma of vanilla, cinnamon, baked apple, and honey. Flavor of vanilla, honey, subtle ginger, and cinnamon.
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with a small bubbly head and good legs. Moderate to heavy honey and vanilla wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth rich texture. Medium to heavy cinnamon honey flavor with a rich rich sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Pleasing rich spice flavor.
ReggieDunlap (2777) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an extremely pale yellow with little to no white bubble head...very clear. Slight white winey aroma with notable honey. Vanilla and cinnamon are certainly present. Flavor is honey cinnamon with vanilla coming late. Mouthfeel is super light and the finish is definitely vanilla and cinnamon...can’t tell that its that strong.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a very clear light, light yellow. Nose is exquisite with strong notes of cinnamon and vanilla. A smooth oaked undertone creeps through to the senses but is a minor note. This one was very tasty and smooth with, again, loads of vanilla and cinnamon. It tastes exactly like it smells and is labeled as and I couldn’t be happier. The sweetness is not overpowering or cloying at all and meld nicely with the vanilla/cinnamon combo. Alcohol is present but not the dominating flavor. It reminded me the flavor of vanilla milk left over from a bowl of cinnamon toast crunch. Awesome.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice mead. Good vanilla, clove and cinnamon nose, with a bit of oak. Flavor is nice and smooth...and flavor profile is spot on to the aromas. Good honey flavors on the finish.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured into a wide champagne flute. Appearance is translucent, faint yellow. Nearly clear. Aroma is in your face vanilla beans, honey, and cinnamon sticks. Taste is exactly what the nose indicates it will be. I dot know how this could be any better. It makes you feel enlightened on how a Mead ought to taste. This is it. Wow...that’s all there is to say.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Ann Arbor. A touch hazy, very light yellow appearance. Sweet honey, cinnamon, mild vanilla bean aroma... My dad said tuna. Haha. Pretty spicy cinnamon, rich vanilla, big sweet honey flavor. Pretty big flavor but nice.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Fermentation Lounge in Tallahassee, FL. The pour is a slightly hazy white- flat. Looks like the old white arctic something flavor of Gatorade. Could be given to your friend as "water". In a shot glass. Decent legs drips with a swirls. Nose- whoa buddy not good here. Huge phenolic compounds smack your head like a chemical fire..perhaps it is just vanilla bean oil to the max but it is 100% chemical heavy like perfume gone bad. Warms up and release volatile notes to reveal medium vanilla bean oil but fuck man- I have brain damage already. Taste is decent vanilla spice and booze. But the nose is still major league chemical, band-aid, plastic to the max. Enormous off character. Very poor.