Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
ReggieDunlap (3009) - 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.
smith4498 (2980) - 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.
Palidor19 (2919) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
JStax (2805) - 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.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle generously shared by Sparky. Light straw colored pourwith light aromas of cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean, white grape juice,, and honey. The aroma fills the nostrils more as it warms. Flavor is light and balanced. Notes of cinnamon spice and vanilla sweetness are present but not at all aggressive. On the lighter side of syrupy...pretty refreshing, actually...given the style.
tgncc (2742) - 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.
madvike (2659) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
garthicus (2655) - 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.
dchmela (2603) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold pour, still with nice lacing. Vanilla bean and cinnamon aroma, very perfumy. Very straight mead, light honey body with lovely notes of cinnamon and vanilla. Way too easy to drink.