jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
shared @Tap&Grind-750ml bottle-trade with jtclockwork-pours yellow and still. Aroma is herbal/spicve, light malt. Taste is herbal/spice, honey-grain, mint.
Tmoney99 (9637) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at The Eccentric Cafe. Poured clear pale color with good legs and virtually no head. Moderate dark honey aroma. Light to medium body with a thin texture. Light to medium honey sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable mead.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks for the bottle, Derek! The pour is a pale yellow color with a little bit of carbonation to it (interesting). The nose is rather sweet with a definite grape soda aroma. There is a bit of honey to it as well as some sugar. The flavor is a bit like a grape soda mixed with an Otter Pop. Really quite sweet and sugary, though the light carbonation does help a little bit. A bit boozy, too, despite being on the lower end of alcohol for a mead.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours clear light gold with no head. Aroma is honey, light straw with fruity esters. Flavor is honey, light straw malt with fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Bell’s. Pale straw coloured golden pour. Tastes like honey and a light minerally clean character. It’s nice, although quite generic. A simple, sparkling mead.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Black Friday tasting and what the FUCK? Pours a yellowish color. Aroma of honey, medicine, hops. Flavor is just awful. Honey is overshadowed by medicinal notes, herbal weirdness and just plain yuck.
Sammy (7733) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very decent mead, from the brewery. Some depth and complexity. Pleasant aroma. Some colour in the body.Decent drinkability for this version, at 10.5%
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to womencantsail. Pours with a clear, pale, golden hued body with a fading white head and mild legs. Aromas are sweet one the nose, honey, mild floral notes and dusty. Flavors are dry and taste a bit oxidized, dry leaves, sulfur and honey. Light acid, but not really enough to balance. Medium bodied, somewhat dry finish despite the sweetness, low carbonation. Not particularly well made.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle: pours a clear pale champagne golden with decent legs. Has a subtle light honey nose with a touch of floral character. Starts with average fullness and a dry floral honey flavor before a muted finish. Could use some more body and complexity.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10% version served on draft at the Eccentric Cafe. Pours a clear pale gold color with lots of bubbles but no head. Aroma of honey, apples and a slightly grainy note. Taste of sweet honey, white grapes, apple. Sweet and lightly tart. Smooth, medium bodied.