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.
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells of dirty jock strap and cinnamon. Tastes like way too much cinnamon mixed with sugar and syrup.
EvanFriend (319) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sickeningly sweet, with what tastes artificial vanilla flavor and too much cinnamon. Undrinkable.
crossovert (8153) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just super super sweet like liquid french toast. Vanilla extract flavor. Just not a fan.
charule (1328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured at B Nektar. Poured clear light yellow. Strong aroma of vanilla extract with some cinnamon. Very smooth. Drying vanilla pancake taste.
jbruner (2557) - 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.
keanex (1539) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stickered: 1510212, I’m guessing it’s from 2012 at some point.
Appearance: This is the lightest mead I’ve ever seen, it pours like water and appears a very pale yellow with great clarity. The color really throws me off.
Aroma: Cinnamon is noticeable along with a floral and sweet honey presence, perhaps some coconut. No presence of vanilla that I can smell. The smell is a bit odd, even a tad rubbery.
Taste: Sweet honey with hints of vanilla and cinnamon are the intro, but the flavor really opens up to a sweet honey base with vanilla overlying, cinnamon sandwiched in between with dry oaky tannins hovering around. The finish is cinnamon, and abrupt, the odd rubbery aroma is here in the flavor, but overall this is nice, sweet and drinkable.
Palate: Light to medium bodied, juicy.
Overall: I think it’s the oak, it’s hard to tell as I’m new to meads, that is adding an unpleasant presence here. Other than that this drinks nicely and I would like to try this fresher, I assume this is from 2012.
Patrickctenchi (4247) - Cox’s 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.
Aniela (2500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear pale golden mead with no head. Smoked sausage aroma. Spicy, cinnamon flavour, really a strange flavour.
_angst_ (3145) - 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.
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Sweet&Sour in Sätila 20130810. Pours very pale yellow. Honey aroma, salami notes, spicy, ginger bread, vanilla, cinnamon notes, floral, alcohol, perfume. Honey flavor, boozy, ginger bread, spicy, vanilla, very sweet and quite spicy. Alcohol finish with vanilla, perfume and cinnamon.