DiarmaidBHK (4054) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the GTMW 2011. Pours a yellowish tinted clear color with no head presence. Aroma is nice with vanilla, cinnamon, honey and booze. Taste is very sweet with honey, vanilla, cinnamon, fruit and alcohol. Very tasty and a nice change of pace on a day filled with massive IBUs and barrel aged goodies.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the World Beer Festival Columbia Brewers Party on 01/21/2011. Clear pale golden body with no head. Big vanilla aroma with light cinnamon. Huge pure vanilla flavor with bare hints of cinnamon. Medium full body with no carbonation.
jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear and yellow, no carbonation, like most meads. Aroma is nice cinnamon, hint of vanilla, sweet honey back. Taste follows, slightly medicinal, good burn. Meh.
BelgianBeerGal (3670) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
reggiedunlop (3632) - 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.
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with my wife. Pours a clear straw gold with no head. This is a still mead. Pleasant aroma of mild honey, cinnamon, and vanilla. The flavor begins with very sweet but mild honey. The cinnamon and vanilla then both join in, with the vanilla a stronger attribute than the cinnamon. There is some milk chocolate in the aftertaste along with some mild heat which I think is more from the cinnamon than from the alcohol . Fairly smooth and silky mouthfeel, especially for a 14% abv. As an aside, my wife, who loves cinnamon, thoroughly enjoyed this mead and I am sure would have rated this considerably higher. I should have bought another bottle! ;)
smith4498 (3454) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very pale yellow color with no carbonation. Aromas of home, cinnamon, vanilla and a hint of wood. Very sweet honey, vanilla and cinnamon flavors. A little oak comes through. I can’t believe the is 14% abv, I can hardly taste the alcohol. Good stuff.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle at Plainfield MWBF. Pours a slightly yellowed pale color. Still. Nose is subtly cinnamon & vanilla and wildflower floral notes. Moderate sweetness. On taste, it is very well balanced, oily mouthfeel. Some soft woody cinnamon that accentuates quite well. Some pleasant vanilla comes through as well and surprising is not over the top given the semi-sweet nature of the mead overall. Quite a nice metheglin.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2010 750ml bottle.... Pours a clear mostly transparent golden yellow haze, a
bit if a hazy light white head... Aroma of honey, vanilla, and cinammon, mostly sweet... Flavors are on the sweeter side with honey with lightly spiced vanilla much less cinammon. Softer bodied than a dessert mead centrecent nonetheless.