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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 10, 2010
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! ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3432) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3359) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2010
GTMW 2010. This was quite a delicious mead. Pours to a thin yellow plastic colored body. Super balanced cinnamon and vanilla with subtle honey. Sweet vanilla, oak, and cinnamon. Medium bodied but not boozy. A delightful concoction.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors.
It pours a still, light gold color with no head. It does show nice legs. The nose is rich with loads of vanilla and cinnamon, reminding me of cinnamon graham crackers in some ways. The taste leans to the sweet side with lots of the aforementioned spices. A touch of the oak comes through as well. Light to medium body on the tongue with a touch of warming alcohol. This one is a touch sweet for my taste but makes a nice after dinner aperitif.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
bottle shared by kan. thanks! pours a clear watery yellow. notes of sweet honey, melon, grahamcracker spices, and faint vanilla. tasty, but could be a bit dryer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madvike (3164) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Sampled at GTMW 2010 - I can’t say I’m a mead expert, but this was absolutely fantastic. Poured a straw yellow color with no head. Sweet vanilla and light cinnamon dominate the nose, with lots of honey. Not picking up the oak, but it is waaaay smooth. Taste is roughly the same, sweet with the same nicely balanced vanilla and cinnamon decadence. Smooth and slick in the mouth, I would much rather sip this than a cocktail. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (3126) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
a true winner, the aroma of both vanilla and cinnamon is immaculate. the flavor go all the way with the flavor of alcohol and honey. look and feel is a tad thin but it a minor point for this otherwise incredible mead

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3107) - 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.

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