markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at 1808 in Columbus. Pours a clear mostly still yellow. Nose is some light sweet honey with big wood, vanilla, and whiskey notes. There is a nice whiskey presence that does not overpower yet does not resign itself to wallflowerdom. Flavor hits with sweet honey first then some whiskey, oak, vanilla, and mild booze. Light in body and very nice overall.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boyle sample at the meadery. Pours a pale still yellow. Aroma has a burnt caramel and charred oak thing going on. Definitely dry. I get a lot of oak throughout the aroma and taste and lingers on the tongue for a long time.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the tasting room. This Mead pours a crystal clear yellow color with no head and decent legs. Aroma of honey and oak. Full-bodied with flavors of oak, molasses and hints of fruit. The finish is sweet honey with an oaky aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at From the Vine on 7/27/12. Clear yellow pour with no head and minimal legs. Aroma of sweet honey, lots of oak and slight nail polish remover. Dry oaky flavor with slight sweetness accompanied by a bit of an alcohol burn in the finish.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour in a sampler at the meadery. Pours a clear, pale gold with just a little more color than the Wild Ohio or Hop Traditional. No carbonation or head. Nice caramel and honey balance in the aroma and flavor, with a hint of oaky vanilla coming through. Medium-bodied, sweet and chewy, with no carbonation. Excellent.