Elwood (3336) - 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.
BelgianBeerGal (3317) - 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.
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours clear pale golden with no head worth mentioning. Smell is sweet and surprisingly enough slightly smoky with honey, vanilla, cinnamon, salami, alcohol, sweet rye bread, dried flovers and hints of aspartame. Taste is sweet with crackers, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, alcohol, charred wood and floral perfume. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, clogging, boozy and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and very tiny bitter with honey, vanilla, cinnamon, charred wood, butterscotch hard candy and sweet bread. very much over the top. Almost crippling sweet with a strange combination of salami and very sweet vanilla candies.
smith4498 (3214) - 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.
madvike (3045) - 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.
Palidor19 (3036) - 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
tgncc (2994) - 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.
BOLTZ7555 (2932) - 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.
jbruner (2828) - Athens, 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.