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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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We put our dry traditional mead on American Oak staves to add a barrel aged character. Strong honey on the nose gives way to caramel flavors. Oak rounds out the light finish. Honey Oak complements anything on the grill.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2014
Taster on tap at the meadery. Totally clear, pale slightly yellow color. More of a tart nose on this one, slight green apple skin. Some caramel. Moderate sweet, light bit of tart, little bit of alcohol but it works well at 13% for sipping on. Some light floral notes. Medium to bigger body. Smooth texture. Little to no carbonation. Good, lightly dry finish. Nice stuff, like the rest of the Brothers Drake meads, very well-done... Though this seems to have a little bit more noticeable sweet ones than the others I’ve tried so far

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft to taster at the meadery. Looks decent; a still very light gold. Smells of mild honey and buttery oak. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Not bad; could be a bit more robust though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
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.


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