Barley69 (26) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2009
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
bought a bottle while on vacation in MI--shouldve bought 10 more! great stuff. first impression of aroma was wet cardboard--but not off-putting. light yellow, thick "legs" taste was sweet but not sugary..strong honey and still a bit of the cardborad-but in a way that "dryness" was a good offset to the sweet flavor. didnt get muchof cinnamon...but lots of vanilla. i loved this. serve a VERY SLIGHTLY chilled, got better as it warmed up. best mead I’ve had to date
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: clear light yellow with a dazzling brilliance.
Nose: sticky honey on top, crisp honeycomb underneath. Vanilla and cinnamon abound with cinnabuns not too far behind. Tickle of warmth in the back. Enticing.
Palate: medium and mouthcoating; not too sticky or cloying. Grassiness underneath. Cinnamon-sugar in finish and breath with honey, cinnamon, vanilla, and rolls milling together. Warm atop my tongue. Gentle lingering sweetness much like a lullaby.
Final Thoughts: liquid nirvana. I couldn’t be any more ecstatic to have B. Nektar Meadery in my neck of the woods. Welcome to Florida; don’t go anywhere.
hawk84 (1) - , Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is very sweet - yet some of the most unique and best tasting mead I’ve ever had. I feel like I should be celebrating a holiday (christmas?) when drinking this.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale yellow. Aroma is awesome, cinnabon! Vanilla, butter, cake, cinnamon. Flavor is sweet and delicious, reminds me of a cinnabon or homemade cinnamon roll with a touch of honey. WOW! Thanks greg for this treat!
drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
10/31/10. Sample courtesy my new friends at Florida Microbev. OH. MY. GOD. This stuff is AMAZING. By far my favorite of their meads so far, but then again, I’m a vanilla freak. Somewhat tame aroma with vanilla and hints of spice and honey, but a fan-freakin-tastic flavor filled with vanilla, cinnamon, honey, and more. It’s like some sort of amazing vanilla-filled delicious fall/winter spiced drink... holy crap I could drink this by the gallon. Amazing.
patrickfannon (1202) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Split with Sean on the night I was accepted to St. Joe’s. Pours a pale, spotted Chardonay white with no head. Aroma of pure, fresh baked, pungent sugar spice cookies straight from the oven; cinnamon, vanilla, malts, doughy yeast, and apple, grape, and, seriously, just more vanilla and cinnamon. The body is light, yet satisfying; smooth, roomy, almost velvety smooth palate. No carbonation sting, but plenty of bite from the cinnamon spice and alochol warming. Finishes like the bottom of a bowl of Apple Jacks. Brilliant mead. Fucking brailliant/
JStax (2344) - 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.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a very clear light, light yellow. Nose is exquisite with strong notes of cinnamon and vanilla. A smooth oaked undertone creeps through to the senses but is a minor note. This one was very tasty and smooth with, again, loads of vanilla and cinnamon. It tastes exactly like it smells and is labeled as and I couldn’t be happier. The sweetness is not overpowering or cloying at all and meld nicely with the vanilla/cinnamon combo. Alcohol is present but not the dominating flavor. It reminded me the flavor of vanilla milk left over from a bowl of cinnamon toast crunch. Awesome.
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 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.
flatmatt (984) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a bottle. This is a still mead, straw in color. Cinnamon leads the aroma, but also honey and vanilla with a definite alcohol presence. Flavor is very sweet, again leading with cinnamon, backed by vanilla, honey, maybe some oak note. Very smooth. I can definitely say I’m a fan of sweet meads by now.