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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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A sweet mead made with whole cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans and aged on American oak. We slice each vanilla bean open by hand before adding to the mead to ensure maximum flavor extraction. Serve slightly chilled.


HOPSHUNTER's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle. Clear, pale, golden pour. I didn’t get much cinnamon in the nose but definitely honey, vanilla, and alcohol. Medium to full body with a smooth, slippery mouth feel. Rich, mellow honey flavor with a good dose of vanilla, cinnamon is much more present in the flavor but still light overall. Finishes sweet.


2.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Smells of dirty jock strap and cinnamon. Tastes like way too much cinnamon mixed with sugar and syrup.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
EvanFriend (296) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sickeningly sweet, with what tastes artificial vanilla flavor and too much cinnamon. Undrinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Just super super sweet like liquid french toast. Vanilla extract flavor. Just not a fan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Poured at B Nektar. Poured clear light yellow. Strong aroma of vanilla extract with some cinnamon. Very smooth. Drying vanilla pancake taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2013
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. Cinnamon tingle.... Wow...exceptionally smooth for 14%.... Awesome. (in small doses) The only way to ingest more vanilla is by drinking a Yankee Candle.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aniela (2304) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale golden mead with no head. Smoked sausage aroma. Spicy, cinnamon flavour, really a strange flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
_angst_ (2559) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2013
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.


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