ReggieDunlap (2778) - 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...canít tell that its that strong.
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - 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.
PhillyCraft (2583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a very clearish color, maybe light champagne or dull ginger ale. Aromas of strong cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean, oak, honey, and misc spice. Taste is spicy, hot, and sweet all at the same time. Maybe the most vanilla tasting thing I have besides straight extract. I want to like it but its too sweet and finishes rough. Could never be drank in qty.
Patrickctenchi (2500) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, bright, light yellow....no head.
Smoky, raw vanilla and alcohol aroma.
Sticky sweet vanilla bean syrup, and yes....as other have said, it does have a Salami note to it..spiced meat, smoke.
Wow...exceptionally smooth for 14%....
Awesome. (in small doses)
The only way to ingest more vanilla is by drinking a Yankee Candle.
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.
dchmela (2482) - 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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I surely donít know why the love for this. The cinnamon was overbearing in the nose and flavor, vanilla barely noticeable, aroma also featured strong acetone notes. Semi-sweet up front and then sharp and a bit astringent at the finish. Meads are better when you let the honey shine, not cover it up with a bunch of weird spices and flavorings. Surprisingly pale color.
garthicus (2471) - 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.
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Colorless pour with no head. Aroma is cinnamon, vanilla, and sweet. Taste is sweet, alcohol, lots of cinnamon, and honey.
madvike (2380) - 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 canít say Iím 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.